The growth of CPI in June is expected to grow 0.1 percentage point to 2.5 percent from a month earlier, said Securities Daily, citing Lu Zhengwei, chief economist at the Industrial Bank.
The price of liquefied petroleum gas went down 14.2 percent, while prices of liquefied natural gas declined 0.2 percent in the period, showed the data.
In the first two months, CPI went up 5.3 percent year on year on average, up 3.7 percentage points from the same period last year.
Food prices grew 20.6 percent year on year last month, up from 17.4 percent in December, while non-food prices gained 1.6 percent, 0.3 percentage points higher than that of December.
Supply of daily necessities remains steady in communities of Shanghai while authorities are stepping up efforts to ensure continuous supply and stable prices amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.