Dec. 14, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Southwest China's Sichuan Province saw its consumer price index (CPI) increase 2.4% YoY in November this year, according to the latest statistics released by the Sichuan Statistics Bureau.
Last month the province’s food prices went up 3.1% YoY, driven by a 16.3% increase in fresh vegetable prices. Meanwhile, the price of prices of pork saw a decline of 11.4% YoY.
The prices of tobacco products, alcohol and related products climbed 1.3% YoY, while the prices of household appliances and maintenance services grew 0.2% from a year earlier.
The price of personal and health care products increased 2.1% YoY in November, while the price of clothing increased 9.6% YoY.
In November, the prices of transportation and communications grew 0.5% from a year earlier, and there is an increase of 1.4% in housing costs.