Food prices rise in October

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released last month's monitoring results for retail food prices, and 80 percent of food products have seen a month-on-month rise, the Chongqing Evening News reported on Wednesday.

The survey considered 31 food products, and 24 had seen a price increase in October, the report said, adding that cucumbers and watermelons topped the list of price increases.

The price of Chinese cabbage and pork was flat in October, while the price of soybean oil, live chickens and eggplants dropped by a small margin, the NDRC reported.

The NDRC's survey covered 36 large and medium-sized cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing, the report said.

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