Food inflation slowed to 8.8 percent from 11.9 percent in October. The prices of pork, a major component of Chinese food price basket, climbed 26.5 percent from a year earlier, but slower than 38.9 percent in October.
Non-food prices were up 2.2 percent, moderating from 2.7 percent increase in the previous month. The housing cost index increased at a slower pace of 3 percent year-on-year.
Costs of transportation and communication rose 0.5 percent year-on-year. Costs of water, electricity and fuel rose 1.2 percent, decelerating from 3.5 percent rise in the preceding month.