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China's CPI eases to 2.2 pct in June

07-09-2012 10:17 BJT Special Report:China's Economic Data |

BEIJING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- China's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, grew 2.2 percent in June, down from May's 3.0 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday.

Citizens buy vegetables at a market in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, July 9,
2012. China's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, grew by 2.2
percent year on year in June, down from 3 percent in May, the National Bureau of
Statistics (NBS) said on Monday. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)

It eased from May's 3 percent and April's 3.4 percent.

Compared with the previous month, it edged down 0.6 percent, according to the NBS.

In the first six months of 2012, the CPI climbed 3.3 percent compared with the same period of last year year.

Food prices, which account for nearly one-third of the weighting in the calculation of China's CPI, increased 3.8 percent last month from one year earlier, down from 6.4 percent in May.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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