China Inflation Rate 1986-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in China was recorded at 0.80 percent in January of 2015. Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.65 percent from 1986 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 28.40 percent in February of 1989 and a record low of -2.20 percent in April of 1999. Inflation Rate in China is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

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China Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 1.50 28.40 -2.20 1986 - 2015 percent Monthly
In China, the most important components of the CPI basket are Food (31.8 percent of total weight) and Residence (17.2 percent). Recreation, Education and Culture Articles account for 13.8 percent; Transportation and Communication for 10 percent, Healthcare and Personal Articles for 9.6 percent, Clothing for 8.5 percent; Households Facilities, Articles and Services for 5.6 percent; Tobacco, Liquor and Articles for the remaining 3.5 percent. The CPI basket is reviewed every five years on the basis of household surveys. Revisions reflect new spending patterns and economic development, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Last revision took place in 2011. This page provides - China Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - China Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.


China Inflation Rate Eases to 5-Year Low


China's annual inflation rate slowed to 0.8 percent in January, significantly down from 1.5 percent in the previous month and touching the lowest level since November of 2009. The politically sensitive food prices increased 1.1 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.6 percent.

Among food prices, pork recorded the highest drop (-5.3 percent in January from -4.9 percent in the previous month), followed by fresh vegetables (-0.6 percent from 7.2 percent). Increases were recorded for egg (8.3 percent from 14.0 percent) and fresh fruits (3.3 percent from 10.4 percent).

For non-food categories, prices fell for: transport and communication (-2.2 percent from -1.4 percent); travel (-7.8 percent from -3.6 percent) and water, electricity and fuel (-2.0 percent from -1.4 percent). In contrast, prices increased for: clothing (3.0 percent from 2.6 percent) and health care and personal products (1.6 percent from 1.5 percent). Prices moderated for household equipment and maintenance services (0.9 percent from 1.1 percent) and entertainment and educational products and services (0.3 percent from 0.9 percent).

Month-on-month, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in January, the same pace as in the preceding month.

Producer prices declined by 4.3 percent from a year earlier, the lowest since September of 2012, following a 3.3 percent fall in December.

National Bureau of Statistics l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/10/2015 9:29:10 AM


Recent Releases

China Inflation Rate Rises to 1.5% in December
China's annual consumer inflation edged up to 1.5 percent in December from 1.4 percent in the previous month. The politically sensitive food prices accelerated to 2.9 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.8 percent. Published on 2015-01-09

China Inflation Rate Eases to Nearly 5-Year Low in November
China's annual inflation rate slowed to 1.4 percent in November, down from 1.6 percent increase in the previous month and touching the lowest level since January 2010. The politically sensitive food prices accelerated to 2.3 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.0 percent. Published on 2014-12-10


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-10 01:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
1.4% 1.6% 1.6% 1.47%
2015-01-09 01:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
1.5% 1.4% 1.5% 1.49%
2015-02-10 01:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
0.8% 1.5% 1.0% 1.1%
2015-03-10 01:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
0.8% 0.6%
2015-04-10 02:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
0.7%
2015-05-09 02:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
1.05%


China Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.80 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.30 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.80 101.50 128.40 97.80 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.20 1.30 2.50 -1.60 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.18 101.30 102.50 98.40 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 618.39 588.21 618.39 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 95.68 96.68 113.47 91.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -4.30 -3.30 13.47 -8.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 100.20 99.50 111.90 90.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 90.60 95.50 122.70 79.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.10 2.90 40.20 -5.50 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.14 Jan/15 6.41 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jan/15 1.50 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 0.80 Jan/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.30 Feb/15 -0.60 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.40 Jan/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.10 Feb/15 -0.40 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.11 Jan/15 5.00 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.29 Feb/15 6.96 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.19 Feb/15 -0.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.40 Jan/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.07 Jan/15 4.08 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.00 Jan/15 0.70 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.00 Jan/15 11.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.50 Feb/15 0.80 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.10 Feb/15 -1.30 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.50 Jan/15 -0.30 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.30 Jan/15 0.50 8.50 0.30 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Jan/15 0.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]