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  1. Inflation edges higher amid rising cost of pork and rent

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Surging prices for mainland pork and rising rents helped push the consumer price index up by 1.5 per cent last month. A 25 per cent leap in the price of pork- along ... to higher food prices. 'In particular, the faster year-on-year increase in the price of pork, from 13.2 per cent in June to 25 per cent in July, contributed to an increase of 0.12 percentage ...

  2. Pork lifts mainland food prices sharply

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in the cost of pork and increases of more than 30 per cent in the cost of other staples, National Bureau of Statistics figures show. The consumer price index in rural areas rose 5 per cent year ... in the first half. Pork prices surged 59.8 per cent year on year last month, while prices for eggs rose 37.9 per cent, poultry and meat 35.7 per cent and edible oil 27.6 per cent. The Ministry ...

  3. Low earners feel impact of spiralling food bills

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the other had some pork ribs. 'I can't believe that cost me almost 100 yuan- our food budget for the week,' she said. Ms Wang, 69, said the cost of 500 grams of pork ribs had risen ... increases for grain were the direct result of higher prices on international markets and the surge in the price of meat, especially pork, was mainly caused by farmers' lack of interest ...

  4. Are mainland prices higher than in U.S?

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... which account for a third of the consumer price index. Soaring prices of pork, a mainland food staple, was of particular interest. A respondent said 3kg of pork costs 90 yuan, while 5kg of soy ... and Thursday, Wen expressed his concern about surging prices and said the government would work to encourage pig-farming to stabilise pork prices. The mainland is often believed to have cheaper goods ...

  5. Putting the genie back in the bottle

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that consumer prices for pork had risen by 55 per cent over the 12 months to October. That is a big blow to mainland consumers. Pork is their staple source of animal protein. They eat more than three times as much pork as poultry, and over 10 times as much as beef. Other food prices are also rising. Fresh vegetables are up 30 per cent, and the price of cooking oil has risen by 34 per cent, ...

  6. July inflation will be 6.4pc, economists say

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Commerce data showed pork prices climbed 11 per cent in the month. UBS Securities is forecasting July CPI to remain at 6.4 per cent, estimating that food inflation has stayed above 14 per cent year on year and non-food inflation stayed at about 3 per cent. 'We expect pork prices to moderate in coming months and [the] base effect to be more favourable. Both would help the CPI to come ...

  7. Inflation 'good for farmers'

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... measures to stimulate food production. The nationwide pork shortage and a rise in prices for cooking oil, eggs and other main food ingredients earlier this year is seen as the biggest factor behind ... productivity, the remaining 106 yuan was directly derived from the surge in food prices, Mr Yao said. 'The spike in food and pork prices has actually helped farmers. Looking from this perspective, ...

  8. Record crop yields likely to stem food inflation

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The mainland's grain output rose 4.5 per cent this year to a record 571.21 million tonnes, with corn output beating expectations, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The bumper harvest will help ease inflation after record corn prices drove pork and egg costs to new highs. It marks the eighth consecutive year of growth ...

  9. Vice-minister rules out inflation threat

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of rising food prices from becoming widespread inflation a priority next year. Mr Zheng said the government's measures to increase food supply, especially pork, would greatly ease price rises, ... year,' he said. Mr Zheng said food price increases accounted for 88 per cent of the 4.1 per cent annual CPI rise in the first nine months, of which pork accounted for 50 per cent. He said ...

  10. Inflation bites again as food and rent rises

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... food data showed pork, grain and vegetable prices continuing to rise this month. Mizuho Securities chief economist Shen Jianguang estimated the CPI would hit 5.5 per cent or 6 per cent ... Dinner's up Food price rises are fuelling inflation and are still on the increase Last month, pork, grain and vegetable prices rose by this amount: 11% ...




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