China Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Consumer Price Index (CPI) in China increased to 102.40 Index Points in March of 2014 from 102 Index Points in February of 2014. Consumer Price Index (CPI) in China is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics of China. Consumer Price Index (CPI) in China averaged 105.75 Index Points from 1986 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 128.40 Index Points in February of 1989 and a record low of 97.80 Index Points in April of 1999. In China, the Consumer Price Index or CPI measures changes in the prices paid by consumers for a basket of goods and services. This page provides - China Consumer Price Index (CPI) - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-20

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
102.40 102.00 128.40 97.80 102.25 | 2014/04 1986 - 2014 Index Points Monthly


China Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 102.40 2014-03-15 102.00 128.40 97.80 102.25 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.70 2014-03-15 101.70 102.50 98.40 101.85 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.70 2014-03-15 1.70 2.50 -1.60 1.83 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Export Prices 100.10 2013-12-15 97.80 111.90 90.70 100.02 2014-01-31 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 588.21 2012-06-29 576.71 588.21 100.00 589.52 2012-12-31 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 98.60 2013-12-15 98.70 122.70 79.60 97.48 2014-01-31 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.50 2014-03-15 0.50 2.60 -1.80 -0.42 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Producer Prices 97.70 2014-03-15 98.00 113.47 91.80 97.69 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.30 2014-03-15 -2.00 13.47 -8.20 -1.39 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate 2.40 2014-03-15 2.00 28.40 -2.20 2.48 2014-04-30 Percent [+]

Consumer Price Index (CPI) | Notes
The Consumer Price Index or CPI measures changes in the prices paid by consumers for a basket of goods and services.


China’s Economy Expands 1.4% QoQ in Q1  
In the first three months of 2014, the Chinese GDP slowed for the third straight quarter. The economy expanded 1.4 percent quarter-on-quarter, down from a revised 1.7 percent increase in the last three months of 2013.
Chinese GDP Growth Slows in Q1  
China’s economy advanced 7.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014, slowing from a 7.7 percent expansion in the previous period, but beating market forecasts. It is the lowest growth since the third quarter of 2012, as exports and imports contracted and growth in fixed asset investment eased.
China Inflation Rate Accelerates in March  
Higher fresh food prices boosted Chinese annual consumer prices up to 2.4 percent in March of 2014, after slowing to 2 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, prices fell 0.5 percent.
China Reports Trade Surplus in March  
China's exports declined 6.6 percent in March of 2014 from a year earlier, while imports dropped 11.3 percent, leaving the country with a trade surplus of USD 7.7 billion. Although the trade balance rebounded from its USD 23 billion deficit in February, it was the second consecutive month exports contracted.
PBOC Widens Yuan’s Daily Trading Band  
People’s Bank of China decided on March 15th, 2014 to widen the trading band, allowing the Yuan to fluctuate by 2 percent from the parity daily, up from the previous 1 percent target. The decision, effective from March 17th aims to enable the market to play its roles and make the Yuan a freer currency.
China Inflation Decelerates in February  
Chinese annual inflation rate slowed to 2 percent in February after growing 2.5 percent in each of previous two months. It was the lowest rate in thirteen months.
China Posts Trade Deficit in February  
Chinese trade balance turned into a USD 22.9 billion deficit in February of 2014, the highest in two years, as exports tumbled 18 percent over a year earlier on Lunar Year distortions.
People’s Bank of China Drains Funds to Curb Lending Surge  
On February 18th, 2014, People’s Bank of China drained CNY 48 billion (USD 7.9 billion) from money markets to absorb liquidity, as bank lending jumped more than expected in January.
China Annual Inflation Rate Rises 2.5% in January  
China's consumer prices rate held steady at 2.5 percent in January, while producer prices fell 1.6 percent, official data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.
China's Trade Surplus Widens in January  
China's exports beat expectations, rising 10.6 percent from a year earlier in January, while imports jumped 10 percent, leaving the country with a trade surplus of $31.9 billion.


Chile Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its April 17th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Chile left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 4 percent, following last month's cut, citing low output and demand, but hinted possible future rate cuts, depending on domestic and external conditions.
Russia Unemployment Drops in March  
Russian jobless rate fell for the first time in four months to 5.4 percent, after remaining stable at 5.6 percent in the previous two months.
Canada Inflation Rises Above Forecasts in March  
The annual consumer prices in Canada accelerated to 1.5 percent in March of 2014 following a 1.1 increase in the previous month, as energy prices surged.
US Jobless Claims Rise Slightly  
In the week ending April 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 304,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 300,000 to 302,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
Brazil Unemployment Rate Down to 5%  
In March of 2014, Brazil’s jobless rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 5 percent, below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment reached 5.7 percent.
Dutch Unemployment Rate Falls for the First Time in 2014  
In March of 2014, Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 8.7 percent from 8.8 percent in the previous month and 8.1 percent a year earlier, as more people left permanently the labor market rather than found jobs.
Singaporean Trade Surplus Narrows Sharply in March  
The trade surplus decreased 51.1 percent in March of 2014 over a year earlier and 47.2 percent from February to SGD 2.3 billion. Imports rose at a faster pace than exports, as sales of pharmaceuticals and electronics fell, while shipments of petrochemicals and re-exports contributed to overall increase.
Mozambique Leaves Lending Rate Steady at 8.25%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Mozambique left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.25 percent for the sixth consecutive meeting, saying this was consistent with meeting domestic economic targets for 2014.
Spanish Trade Deficit Narrows to 4-Month Low  
In February of 2014, Spanish trade gap decreased to € 1.62 billion, down from € 2.82 billion in the previous month. Compared with the same month a year earlier, the trade deficit widened 37 percent.
Angolan Inflation Rate Down To 7.32% in March  
The annual consumer prices in Angola decelerated for the second consecutive month to 7.32 percent in March of 2014, from 7.48 percent recorded in February of 2014.

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