BEIJING, Mar. 11 -- China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 4.9 percent year on year in February 2011, the National Bureau of Statistics announced Friday.
The increase was the same as January.
China's January inflation remained stubbornly high at 4.9 percent despite a series of measures taken to cap price rises. The growth accelerated from 4.6 percent in December but was lower than the 28-month high of 5.1 percent in November.