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

The inflation rate in China was recorded at 1.50 percent in April of 2015. Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.62 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 1.40 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 Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-10 01:30 AM Feb 1.4% 0.8% 0.9% 0.8%
2015-04-10 02:30 AM Mar 1.4% 1.4% 1.3% 1.5%
2015-05-09 02:30 AM Apr 1.5% 1.4% 1.6% 1.5%
2015-06-09 02:30 AM May 1.5% 1.64%
2015-07-09 02:30 AM Jun 1.77%
2015-08-09 02:30 AM Jul 2.01%


China Inflation Rate Rises to 1.5% in April


China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.5 percent in April of 2015, edging up from 1.4 percent increase in the previous month and slightly below market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 2.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.9 percent.

Among food, the biggest upward pressure came from cost of: fresh vegetables (+7.2 percent in April from +0.4 percent in March), fresh fruits (+1.5 percent from +6.7 percent) and pork (+8.3 percent, from +2 percent). In contrast, downward pressure came from egg (-3.7 percent from a 5.6 percent), liquid milk and dairy products (-1.7 percent from -1.7 percent) and liqueur (-1.3 percent from -1.4 percent). 

For non-food categories, the biggest price increases were reported for: healthcare  and personal products (+1.8 percent from +1.6 percent) and education services (+3.2 percent from +3.2 percent). Cost of clothing (+2.9 percent from +3.0 percent) and household equipment and maintenance (+1.1 percent from +1.2 percent) moderated. In contrast, downward pressure came from transport and communications (-1.6 percent from -1.5 percent); travel (-0.7 percent from -1.3 percent) and water, electricity, and fuel (-2.0 percent from -1.9 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent in April, following a 0.5 percent drop in the preceding month.

The producer price index fell by 4.6 percent from a yer earlier in April, the same as in April. The index has been declining since March 2012.

National Bureau of Statistics l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/9/2015 9:45:05 PM


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China Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.50 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 -0.50 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.50 101.40 128.40 97.80 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.50 1.50 2.50 -1.60 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.46 101.45 102.50 98.40 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 618.39 588.21 618.39 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 95.43 95.44 113.47 91.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -4.60 -4.60 13.47 -8.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 96.70 100.40 111.90 90.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 90.70 90.40 122.70 79.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.70 2.30 40.20 -5.50 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.80 Apr/15 1.20 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Apr/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.30 Mar/15 2.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.60 Apr/15 -0.70 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.20 Apr/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]