Nov. 13, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Shenzhen
saw its consumer price index (CPI) increase 2.2% YoY in October this year, according to the latest statistics released by the Shenzhen Statistics Bureau.
Last month the city’s food prices went up 0.1% YoY, driven by an 11.6% increase in grain prices, while the price of meat, poultry and processed products and fresh vegetables dropped 4.9% and 8.2% YoY, respectively.
The prices of cigarettes, alcohol and related products climbed 1.6% YoY, while the prices of household appliances and maintenance services rose 2.8% from a year earlier.
The price of personal and health care products increased 5.1% YoY in October, and the price of clothing grew 8.7% YoY.
According to the statistics, the city's housing prices rose 2.8% YoY last month, while the price of transportation and telecommunications increased 0.5% YoY.
In the first ten months of this year, the city's CPI rose 2.8% YoY.