Consumer prices in China rose by 5.5% in May, compared with the same month last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
Food prices continued to be the biggest factor as they surged by 11.7%
The rising cost of food and commodities have pushed up the cost of living and become a hot political issue in China.
Analysts warned that prices are likely to rise even further.
"For now, it seems certain that China's CPI will hit 6% in June," said Xu Biao of China Merchants Bank.
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