Xinhua News AgencyDecember 8, 2013 23:05
BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, grew 3 percent year on year in November, down from 3.2 percent in October, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday.
In breakdown, inflation rose 3 percent in cities, and 3.1 percent in rural areas. Food prices rose 5.9 percent from a year ago, while prices of non-food products edged up 1.6 percent, according to the NBS.
On a month-to-month basis, food prices in November dropped 0.2 percent from October. Prices of non-food products remained flat.