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80% of 31 foods see price hike in October

By Jia Xu (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-11-03 15:55
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The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published a monitoring list on domestic food prices for October, showing that 80% of 31 food items saw prices increase, the Chongqing Evening News reported Tuesday.

The NDRC price monitoring list focuses on 36 major Chinese cities, including first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and some second-tier ones.

Statistics show the price of cucumbers and watermelons saw the biggest increases from September. Cabbage and pork prices remained stable, while the price of soybean oil, carp and chicken dropped slightly.