A vegetable vendor waits for customers at a market in Beijing as vegetable prices soar amid bad weather and poor transport. Photo: AP A vegetable vendor waits for customers at a market in Beijing as vegetable prices soar amid bad weather and poor transport. Photo: AP
A vegetable vendor waits for customers at a market in Beijing as vegetable prices soar amid bad weather and poor transport. Photo: AP

Cold winter pushes up mainland inflation

Consumer price index climbs to 2.5 per cent in December as costs of vegetables soar 17.5 per cent in harshest weather in three decades

A vegetable vendor waits for customers at a market in Beijing as vegetable prices soar amid bad weather and poor transport. Photo: AP A vegetable vendor waits for customers at a market in Beijing as vegetable prices soar amid bad weather and poor transport. Photo: AP
A vegetable vendor waits for customers at a market in Beijing as vegetable prices soar amid bad weather and poor transport. Photo: AP
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