Statistics from Jinan Statistical Bureau show that Jinan’s Consumer Price Index for February increased by 0.9 percent over that of January.
The price increase was led by food costs, which increased 3.5 percent in February compared with January.
However, prices for industrial consumption goods decreased over January, with the price for individual accessories down 4.8 percent, clothing down 0.7 percent and household equipment down 0.3 percent.
In the service sector, travel fees from Jinan to Beijing dropped by 5.8 percent.
By Zhao Ruixue (China Daily Shandong Bureau)
Editor: Li Jing