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

China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.6 percent in December of 2015, as compared to 1.5 percent in the previous month and matching market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 2.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.1 percent. Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.52 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.

China Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.60 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. China Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-10 01:30 AM Oct 1.3% 1.6% 1.5% 1.5%
2015-12-09 01:30 AM Nov 1.5% 1.3% 1.4% 1.5%
2016-01-09 01:30 AM Dec 1.6% 1.5% 1.6% 1.5%
2016-02-18 01:30 AM Jan 1.6% 1.9% 1.7%
2016-03-10 01:30 AM Feb 1.71%
2016-04-11 01:30 AM Mar 1.74%

China Inflation Rate in Line with Expectations


China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.6 percent in December of 2015, as compared to a 1.5 percent rise in the previous month and matching market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 2.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.1 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 1.5 percent and those of services advanced 2.1 percent.

Among food, upward prices pressure came from: fresh vegetables (+11.8 percent in December from +9.4 percent in November) and meat and poultry (+6.2 percent from +6.2 percent). Prices of pork also rose by 14.0 percent, following a 13.9 percent increase in the previous month. In contrast, downward pressure came from cost of: egg (-11.1 percent from -13.6 percent), fresh fruits (-6.9 percent from -7.2 percent) and liquid milk and dairy products (-0.5 percent from -0.7 percent).

For non-food categories, upward prices pressure came from: tobacco and liquor (+3.9 percent from +3.8 percent); clothing (+2.0 percent from +2.2 percent); household equipment and maintenance service (+0.8 percent from +0.8 percent); health care and personal (+2.5 percent from +2.6 percent); entertainment and educational products (+1.3 percent from +1.2 percent) and housing price (+0.8 percent from +0.7 percent). In contrast, prices declined for transport and communication (-1.3 percent from -1.4 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent, after remaining unchanged in November. It is the highest figure since August.

For full year of 2015, consumer prices rose 1.4 percent, well within the government's target of keeping inflation below 3.0 percent for the year. In 2014, it increased by 2.0 percent 

The producer price index fell by 5.9 percent in December from a year earlier, staying on the same level for the five months in a row. The figure is the deepest drop since September 2009.

National Bureau of Statistics l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
1/9/2016 2:19:11 AM

China Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.60 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 0.00 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.60 101.50 128.40 97.80 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.50 101.50 102.50 98.40 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.50 1.50 2.50 -1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 617.29 618.39 618.39 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 94.10 94.10 113.47 91.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -5.90 -5.90 13.47 -8.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 101.00 101.30 111.90 90.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 88.00 89.80 122.70 79.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.70 2.30 40.20 -5.50 percent [+]




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Austria 1.00 Dec/15
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Bhutan 3.53 Dec/15
Bolivia 2.39 Jan/16
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Brunei -1.00 Dec/15
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Canada 1.60 Dec/15
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Croatia -0.60 Jan/16
Cuba 5.30 Dec/14
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Denmark 0.50 Dec/15
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Dominican Republic 2.34 Dec/15
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Ecuador 3.09 Jan/16
Egypt 11.10 Dec/15
El Salvador 1.80 Jan/16
Equatorial Guinea 3.60 Dec/14
Eritrea 11.60 Dec/14
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Ethiopia 10.20 Jan/16
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European Union 0.20 Dec/15
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Georgia 5.60 Jan/16
Germany 0.50 Jan/16
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Guinea Bissau 2.40 Dec/15
Guyana 0.18 May/15
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Honduras 3.08 Jan/16
Hong Kong 2.50 Dec/15
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Ireland 0.10 Dec/15
Israel -1.00 Dec/15
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Jamaica 3.66 Dec/15
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Jordan -1.60 Dec/15
Kazakhstan 14.40 Jan/16
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Kosovo -0.10 Dec/15
Kuwait 3.00 Dec/15
Kyrgyzstan 3.40 Dec/15
Laos 0.90 Dec/15
Latvia 0.30 Dec/15
Lebanon -3.40 Dec/15
Lesotho 5.10 Dec/15
Liberia 6.50 Sep/15
Libya 11.40 Sep/15
Liechtenstein -1.30 Dec/15
Lithuania -0.10 Dec/15
Luxembourg 1.10 Dec/15
Macau 3.73 Dec/15
Macedonia -0.30 Dec/15
Madagascar 7.60 Dec/15
Malawi 24.90 Dec/15
Malaysia 2.70 Dec/15
Maldives 2.00 Nov/15
Mali 1.00 Dec/15
Malta 1.20 Dec/15
Mauritania 0.50 Dec/15
Mauritius 0.40 Jan/16
Mexico 2.61 Jan/16
Moldova 13.60 Dec/15
Mongolia 1.90 Dec/15
Montenegro 1.40 Nov/15
Morocco 0.60 Dec/15
Mozambique 11.25 Jan/16
Myanmar 10.19 Jul/15
Namibia 3.70 Dec/15
Nepal 11.60 Dec/15
Netherlands 0.70 Dec/15
New Caledonia 0.70 Dec/15
New Zealand 0.10 Dec/15
Nicaragua 3.19 Jan/16
Niger 2.20 Dec/15
Nigeria 9.60 Dec/15
North Korea 55.00 Jul/13
Norway 2.30 Dec/15
Oman -0.10 Dec/15
Pakistan 3.32 Jan/16
Palestine 0.97 Dec/15
Panama 0.20 Dec/15
Papua New Guinea 5.80 Sep/15
Paraguay 5.20 Jan/16
Peru 4.61 Jan/16
Philippines 1.30 Jan/16
Poland -0.50 Dec/15
Portugal 0.40 Dec/15
Puerto Rico -0.20 Dec/15
Qatar 2.70 Dec/15
Republic of the Congo 3.70 Apr/15
Romania -0.90 Dec/15
Russia 9.80 Jan/16
Rwanda 6.80 Dec/15
Sao Tome and Principe 4.00 Dec/15
Saudi Arabia 2.30 Dec/15
Senegal 0.40 Dec/15
Serbia 1.50 Dec/15
Seychelles -0.10 Jan/16
Sierra Leone 8.85 Dec/15
Singapore -0.60 Dec/15
Slovakia -0.50 Dec/15
Slovenia -0.50 Jan/16
Somalia -4.00 Dec/14
South Africa 5.20 Dec/15
South Korea 0.80 Jan/16
South Sudan 109.90 Dec/15
Spain -0.30 Jan/16
Sri Lanka 0.90 Jan/16
Sudan 12.58 Dec/15
Suriname 25.00 Dec/15
Swaziland 4.50 Nov/15
Sweden 0.10 Dec/15
Switzerland -1.30 Dec/15
Syria 38.80 Jul/15
Taiwan 0.81 Jan/16
Tajikistan 5.20 Nov/15
Tanzania 6.50 Jan/16
Thailand -0.53 Jan/16
Togo 1.60 Dec/15
Trinidad and Tobago 1.50 Dec/15
Tunisia 3.60 Jan/16
Turkey 9.58 Jan/16
Turkmenistan 4.42 Dec/14
Uganda 7.60 Jan/16
Ukraine 40.30 Jan/16
United Arab Emirates 3.60 Dec/15
United Kingdom 0.20 Dec/15
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Uzbekistan 2.60 Mar/14
Venezuela 108.70 Sep/15
Vietnam 0.80 Jan/16
Yemen 9.49 Nov/14
Zambia 21.80 Jan/16
Zimbabwe -2.47 Dec/15