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

The inflation rate in China was recorded at 1.20 percent in May of 2015. Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.60 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
1.20 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 Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 1.2% 1.5% 1.3% 1.5%
2015-07-09 02:30 AM Jun 1.2% 1.2%
2015-08-09 02:30 AM Jul 1.6%
2015-09-09 02:30 AM Aug 1.51%


China Inflation Rate Eases in May


China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.2 percent in May of 2015, slowing from 1.5 percent increase in the previous month and slightly below market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 1.6 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.0 percent.

Among food, downward prices pressure came from: egg (-13.2 percent in May from -3.7 percent in April), fresh fruit (-3.2 percent from +1.5 percent), liquid milk and dairy products (-1.3 percent from -1.7 percent). In contrast, upward pressure came from cost of: fresh vegetables (+6.5 percent from +7.2 percent) and meat and poultry (+3.1 percent from +5.0 percent). Prices of pork also rose by 5.3 percent, following a 8.3 percent increase in the previous month.
 
For non-food categories, prices fell for transport and communication (-1.7 percent from -1.6 percent); travel (-0.3 percent from -0.7 percent) and water, electricity and fuel (-2.0 percent from -2.0 percent). In contrast, prices increased for: clothing (+2.9 percent from 2.8 percent) and entertainment and educational products and services (+1.7 percent from +1.6 percent).
 
While prices moderated for household equipment and maintenance (+1.0 percent from +1.1 percent), cost remained unchanged for healthcare (+1.8 percent).
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent in May, the same pace as in  the preceding month.
 
The producer price index fell by 4.6 percent from a yer earlier in May, following a 4.6 percent drop in April. The index has been declining since March 2012.

National Bureau of Statistics l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/9/2015 3:23:29 AM


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China Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.20 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 -0.20 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.20 101.50 128.40 97.80 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.60 1.50 2.50 -1.60 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.60 101.46 102.50 98.40 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 618.39 618.39 618.39 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 95.39 95.43 113.47 91.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -4.60 -4.60 13.47 -8.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 99.70 96.70 111.90 90.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 89.50 90.70 122.70 79.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.60 2.70 40.20 -5.50 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Mar/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.47 May/15 8.17 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.90 May/15 0.80 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.20 May/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jun/15 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 May/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Jun/15 0.70 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.01 May/15 4.87 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jun/15 7.15 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.10 Jun/15 0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.50 May/15 0.60 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.88 May/15 3.06 179.73 2.88 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.10 May/15 0.60 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.80 May/15 16.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jun/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain 0.10 Jun/15 -0.20 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.20 May/15 -1.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.20 Jun/15 8.09 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 May/15 -0.10 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.00 May/15 -0.20 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]