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

Consumer prices in China rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, compared to a 1.8 percent rise in July while market expected a 1.7 percent increase. It was the lowest inflation rate since October 2015 as the politically sensitive food prices increased by 1.3 percent while non-food cost rose at a faster 1.4 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 0.9 percent and those of services advanced 2.1 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, after gaining 0.2 percent in a month earlier and below market consensus of a 0.3 percent growth. Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.45 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
1.30 1.80 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-10 01:30 AM Jun 1.9% 2.0% 1.8% 2.2%
2016-08-09 01:30 AM Jul 1.8% 1.9% 1.8% 2.2%
2016-09-09 01:30 AM Aug 1.3% 1.8% 1.7% 1.8%
2016-10-14 01:30 AM Sep 1.3% 1.5%
2016-11-09 01:30 AM Oct 1.6%
2016-12-09 01:30 AM Nov 1.7%

China Inflation Rate at 10-Month Low of 1.3%


Consumer prices in China rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, slowing from a 1.8 percent rise in July while markets expected a 1.7 percent rise. It was the lowest inflation rate since October 2015 as the politically sensitive food prices increased by 1.3 percent while non-food cost rose at a faster 1.4 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 0.9 percent and those of services advanced 2.1 percent.

Among food, prices rose for pork (+6.4 percent from +16.1 percent in July). In contrast, cost fell for: fresh vegetables (-3.9 percent from -4.3 percent), fresh fruit (-0.6 percent from +0.5 percent), tobacco (-0.1 percent from +0.2 percent), eggs (-7.4 percent from -2.0 percent) and milk (-0.6 percent from -0.4 percent).

For non-food categories, cost rose at a slower pace for most categories: clothing (+1.3 percent from +1.4 percent); rent, fuel & utilities (+1.5 percent from +1.6 percent), household equipment supplies and services (+0.4 percent from +0.6 percent) and education, culture and entertainment (+1.3 percent from +1.6 percent). While prices increased at a faster pace for other goods and services (+4.5 percent from +4.4 percent), cost was steady for healthcare (+4.3 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressures came from transport and communications (-1.2 percent from -1.6 percent).

For 2016, the government sets inflation target at around 3 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, after gaining 0.2 percent in a month earlier and below market consensus of a 0.3 percent growth.

The producer prices dropped by 0.8 percent year-on-year in August, compared to a 1.7 percent decline in July while market estimated a 0.9 percent fall. It was the smallest decrease since April 2012. The index has been in a negative territory since March 2012.

Statistics China l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
9/9/2016 3:40:02 AM

China Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.30 1.80 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.20 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.30 101.80 128.40 97.80 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.60 101.80 102.50 98.40 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.60 1.80 2.50 -1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 622.50 625.00 625.00 100.78 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 99.20 98.30 113.47 91.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.80 -1.70 13.47 -8.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 97.70 96.70 111.90 90.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 96.60 95.20 122.70 79.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.30 3.30 40.20 -5.50 percent [+]




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