It's getting cold. The price of beef and mutton is rising.
According to the latest data released yesterday by the Tianjin Investigation Team of the National Bureau of Statistics (Xu Hui, reporter of thunderstorm and rain), the CPI of this city rose by 2.2% in October this year compared with the same period last year, and the increase dropped by 0.1 percentage points. From January to October this year, the city's CPI rose by 2.0% over the same period last year. Statistics show that food, tobacco and alcohol prices rose by 2.9% year-on-year, a decline of 1.4 percentage points from last month. Among them, fresh vegetable prices rose by 14.6%, fresh melon and fruit prices rose by 10.7%, mutton prices rose by 7.5%, beef prices rose by 6.4%, egg prices rose by 5.1%. These five categories together affect the CPI rise by about 0.53 percentage points; in foreign catering, tea and beverages, soy sauce, puffed food, etc., the increase was more than 3% year-on-year. Freshwater fish, dried beans and monosodium glutamate all dropped by more than 5% year-on-year. Pork prices continued to decline, falling by 2.2% year-on-year.
From the ring-to-ring ratio, in October, the CPI ring-to-ring ratio of the city changed from rising to falling, mainly due to the seasonal decline in food prices. The prices of shrimp, crab, potato, fresh vegetables, eggs and freshwater fish decreased by 11.4%, 9.9%, 8.9%, 6.9% and 5.0% respectively, which affected the CPI drop by about 0.4 percentage points. The price of mutton increased by 3.1% compared with the decrease in supply and demand. The price of pork was down in the last ten days due to the plague. Outside catering prices rose by 0.1%, almost all in the rising range this year.
Statistics also show that the city's other seven categories of prices ring than the "six up and one down". Among them, the prices of clothing, transportation and communications, other goods and services rose by 0.9%, 0.8% and 0.5% respectively; the prices of daily necessities and services, medical care and health care rose by 0.2% and 0.1% respectively; the prices of education, culture and entertainment remained the same; and the prices of housing fell by 0.1%.