In 2021, China’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) went up by 0.9 percent over the previous year.
Specifically, the price went up by 1.0 percent in urban areas and 0.7 percent in rural areas. Grouped by commodity categories:
- Food, tobacco and alcohol went down by 0.3 percent;
- Clothing up by 0.3 percent;
- Housing up by 0.8 percent;
- Articles and services for daily use up by 0.4 percent;
- Transportation and communication up by 4.1 percent;
- Education, culture and recreation up by 1.9 percent;
- Medical services and health care up by 0.4 percent;
In December, the consumer price went up by 1.5 percent year on year, and the growth was 0.8 percentage points lower compared with the previous month or down by 0.3 percent month on month.
In December, the prices of food, tobacco, and alcohol decreased by 0.1 percent year-on-year, affecting the CPI to decline by about 0.03 percentage point.