China Inflation Rate  1986-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in China rose 2.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, the same pace as in February and below market consensus of a 2.5 percent increase. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 7.6 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.0 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 2.5 percent and those of services advanced 1.9 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped by 0.4 percent, as compared to a 1.6 percent increase in the preceding month. It is the first decline since October 2015. Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.50 percent from 1986 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.30 2.30 28.40 -2.20 1986 - 2016 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. China Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-18 01:30 AM Jan 1.8% 1.6% 1.9% 1.7%
2016-03-10 01:30 AM Feb 2.3% 1.8% 1.9% 1.9%
2016-04-11 01:30 AM Mar 2.3% 2.3% 2.5% 2.2%
2016-05-10 01:30 AM Apr 2.3% 1.9%
2016-06-09 01:30 AM May 2.1%
2016-07-09 01:30 AM Jun 2.2%

China Inflation Rate Steady at 2.3% in March


Consumer prices in China rose 2.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, the same pace as in February and below market consensus of a 2.5 percent increase. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 7.6 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.0 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 2.5 percent and those of services advanced 1.9 percent.

Among food, upward prices pressure came from: fresh vegetables (+35.8 percent in March from +30.6 percent in February), meat and poultry (+16.5 percent from +15.1 percent) and tobacco (+6.4 percent from +6.3 percent). Prices of liquid milk also rose 0.1 percent, unchanged from the preceding month. Prices of pork also rose by 28.4 percent, following a 25.4 percent increase in the previous month. In contrast, downward pressure came from cost of: egg (-5.8 percent from -3.4 percent) and fresh fruits (-10.2 percent from -7.9 percent). 

For non-food categories, upward prices pressure came from: clothing (+1.5 percent from +1.6 percent); rent, fuel & utilities (+1.3 percent from +1.3 percent), household equipment supplies and services (+0.4 percent from +0.3 percent); education, culture and entertainment (+1.2 percent from +0.9 percent),  healthcare (+3.1 percent from +2.8 percent) and other goods and services (+1.7 percent from +0.4 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressures came from transport and communications (-2.6 percent from -1.6 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped by 0.4 percent, as compared to a 1.6 percent increase in the preceding month. It is the first decline since October 2015.

The producer price index fell by 4.3 percent in March, compared to a 4.9 percent drop in the previous month. It is the slowest fall since January 2015. The index has been in a negative territory since March 2012.

Statistics China l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
4/11/2016 3:12:22 AM

China Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.30 2.30 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.40 1.60 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.30 102.30 128.40 97.80 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.50 101.30 102.50 98.40 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.50 1.30 2.50 -1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 617.29 618.39 618.39 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 95.70 95.10 113.47 91.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -4.30 -4.90 13.47 -8.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 96.30 98.95 111.90 90.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 88.40 90.50 122.70 79.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 7.60 7.30 40.20 -5.50 percent [+]




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