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

The inflation rate in China was recorded at 1.40 percent in February of 2015. Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.63 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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China Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.40 0.80 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 Thursday, April 2, 2015.


China Inflation Rate Up to 1.4%


China's annual inflation rate accelerated to 1.4 percent in February of 2015 from a five-year low 0.8 percent in the previous month and faster than market expectations. The politically sensitive food prices increased 2.4 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.9 percent.

Among food prices, the highest increases came from egg (+11.4 percent in February from +8.3 percent in January), fresh vegetables (+4.3 percent from -0.6 percent) and fresh fruit (+4.1 percent from +3.3 percent). Prices decreased for pork (-1.5 percent from -5.3 percent) and liquid milk and dairy products (-1.5 percent from -0.5 percent).

For non-food categories, upward pressures came from prices of: household services and maintenance services (+9.8 percent from 4.6 percent); Western medicine (+1.3 percent from +1.2 percent) and travel (+1.6 percent from -7.8 percent). While cost remained stable for clothing (+3.0 percent) and education services (+2.9 percent), prices moderated for health care services (+1.6 percent from +1.7 percent). Downward price pressures came from: transport and communications (-1.7 percent from -1.1 percent), water, electricity and fuels (-1.9 percent from -2.0 percent) and liqueur (-1.5 percent from -1.1 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices also quickened 1.2 percent in February, following a 0.3 percent increase in the preceding month.

Producer prices index fell by 4.8 percent from a yer earlier in February, worsening from a 4.3 percent fall in the preceding month. The index has been in a chronic decline since March 2012.

National Bureau of Statistics l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
3/10/2015 9:10:59 AM


Recent Releases

China Inflation Rate Eases to 5-Year Low
China's annual inflation rate slowed to 0.8 percent in January, significantly down from 1.5 percent in the previous month and touching the lowest level since November of 2009. The politically sensitive food prices increased 1.1 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.6 percent. Published on 2015-02-10

China Inflation Rate Rises to 1.5% in December
China's annual consumer inflation edged up to 1.5 percent in December from 1.4 percent in the previous month. The politically sensitive food prices accelerated to 2.9 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.8 percent. Published on 2015-01-09


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-09 01:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
1.5% 1.4% 1.5% 1.49%
2015-02-10 01:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
0.8% 1.5% 1.0% 1.1%
2015-03-10 01:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
1.4% 0.8% 0.9% 0.8%
2015-04-10 02:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
1.4% 1.5%
2015-05-09 02:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
1.05%
2015-06-09 02:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
1.1%


China Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.40 0.80 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.20 0.30 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.40 100.80 128.40 97.80 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.60 1.20 2.50 -1.60 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.60 101.18 102.50 98.40 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 2.00 3.00 618.39 1.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 95.20 95.68 113.47 91.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -4.80 -4.30 13.47 -8.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 100.40 100.20 111.90 90.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 90.40 90.60 122.70 79.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.40 1.10 40.20 -5.50 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.70 Feb/15 7.14 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Feb/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Feb/15 0.80 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.30 Feb/15 -0.40 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.37 Feb/15 5.19 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.00 Feb/15 3.07 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.14 Feb/15 0.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.70 Feb/15 15.00 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.80 Feb/15 -0.50 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Feb/15 0.30 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States 0.00 Feb/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]