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

Consumer prices in China rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, compared to a 1.9 percent rise in September and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since April, as the politically sensitive food prices increased by 3.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.7 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 1.9 percent and those of services advanced 2.5 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.1 percent, after gaining 0.7 percent in a month earlier while market estimated a flat reading. It was the first decline since June. Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.43 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-09 01:30 AM Aug 1.3% 1.8% 1.7% 1.8%
2016-10-14 01:30 AM Sep 1.9% 1.3% 1.6% 1.5%
2016-11-09 01:30 AM Oct 2.1% 1.9% 2.1% 2%
2016-12-09 01:30 AM Nov 2.1% 2.2% 2.1%
2017-01-09 01:30 AM Dec
2017-02-09 01:30 AM Jan




China Inflation Rate at 6-Month High of 2.1% in October


Consumer prices in China rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, compared to a 1.9 percent rise in September and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since April, as the politically sensitive food prices increased by 3.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.7 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 1.9 percent and those of services advanced 2.5 percent.

Among food, prices rose for: fresh vegetables (+13.0 percent from +7.5 percent in September) and fresh fruits (+6.0 percent from +6.7 percent). Prices of pork also went up by 4.8 percent, slowing from a 5.8 percent rise in a month earlier. In contrast, cost fell for: eggs (-2.4 percent from -4.6 percent), milk (-0.2 percent from -0.4 percent) and tobaco (-0.1 percent from -0.1 percent).

For non-food categories, cost went up for: clothing (+1.3 percent from +1.2 percent); rent, fuel & utilities (+1.8 percent from +1.5 percent), household equipment supplies and services (+0.4 percent from +0.3 percent), education, culture and entertainment (+2.1 percent from +2.0 percent), healthcare (+4.8 percent from +4.3 percent) and other goods and services (+3.6 percent from +4.4 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressure came from transport and communications (-0.4 percent from -0.4 percent).

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

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.1 percent, after gaining 0.7 percent in a month earlier while market estimated a flat reading. It was the first decline since June.

The producer prices index rose 1.2 percent year-on-year in October, following a 0.1 percent increase in the preceding month and beating market consensus of a 0.8 percent gain. It was the second straight month of increase and the fastest since December 2011.

Statistics China l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
11/9/2016 2:10:13 AM



China Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.10 1.90 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.70 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.10 101.90 128.40 97.80 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.80 101.70 102.50 98.40 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.70 2.50 -1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 622.50 625.00 625.00 100.78 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 101.20 100.10 113.47 91.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.20 0.10 13.47 -8.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 96.93 99.14 111.90 90.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 99.20 101.00 122.70 79.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.70 3.20 40.20 -5.50 percent [+]



China Inflation Rate Notes

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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.10 1.90 28.40 -2.20 1986 - 2016 percent Monthly



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