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. 2014-04-24

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 99.20 2014-02-15 98.70 111.90 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 93.20 2014-02-15 97.40 122.70 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 Cuts Reserve Ratio for Rural Banks  
The People's Bank of China decided to cut the reserve requirement ratio by 2 percentage points for rural commercial banks and by 0.5 percentage point for rural credit cooperatives, aiming to stimulate growth in some parts of the country. The cut will be effective from April 25th, 2014.
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.


South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.
US Markit Manufacturing PMI Steady in April  
At 55.4 in April, the Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing PMI was down fractionally from 55.5 in March, but still well above the neutral 50.0 value. Sharper rates of output and new business growth boosted the Manufacturing PMI during April, while the main negative influence on the headline index was a rise in the suppliers’ delivery times component.
Bank of Thailand Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 2.0 percent. Policymakers expect 2014 growth to be lower than previous assessed due to prolonged political unrest.
South Africa Inflation Rate Back to 6%  
South African annual consumer prices accelerated for the fourth straight month in March of 2014 to a six-month high 6 percent. On a monthly basis, prices advanced 1.3 percent, the fastest pace in five years.
Singapore Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Annual consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in March of 2014, up from a 0.4 percent increase in February, mainly due to a smaller fall in car prices. Contributions from all other major categories, except accommodation, were also slightly higher.
Australia Inflation Rate Accelerates Further in Q1  
Australian annual consumer prices advanced 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014, up from 2.7 percent in the previous quarter, but below market forecasts. The rise was driven by seasonal increases in cost of healthcare, transport and school fees, and by a large hike in tobacco duties.
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up to 4.8% in March  
Mexican unadjusted jobless rate rose to 4.8 percent in March of 2014, up from 4.65 percent in February and 4.51 percent a year earlier. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate rose to its highest in more than one year to 5.25 percent.

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