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China's consumer prices rose 1.7 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, after a 1.9 percent rise in October and slightly below market consensus of a 1.8 percent gain. The slowdown was mainly due to a further fall in cost of food while cost of non-food continued to rise. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, following a 0.1 percent rise in a month earlier while markets estimated a 0.1 percent rise. Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.30 percent from 1986 until 2017, 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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China Inflation Rate Slows to 1.7% in November


China's consumer prices rose 1.7 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, after a 1.9 percent rise in October and slightly below market consensus of a 1.8 percent gain. The slowdown was mainly due to a further fall in cost of food while cost of non-food continued to increase.

In November, the politically sensitive food prices declined by 1.1 percent (from -0.4 percent in the prior month) while non-food cost rose 2.5 percent (from 2.4 percent). Cost of consumer goods went up 0.9 percent (from 1.1 percent) and those of services increased by 3.1 percent (from 3.2 percent).

Among food, prices dropped for: pork (-9.0 percent from -10.1 percent); fresh vegetables (-9.5 percent from 0.3 percent) and fresh fruits (3.7 percent from -0.7 percent). In contrast, prices rose for: eggs (5.6 percent from 3.1 percent) and milk (0.4 percent from 0.3 percent). Meantime, prices of tobacco was flat (after a 0.1 percent fall in a month earlier).

For non-food categories, prices increased at a slower rate for: healthcare (7.0 percent from 7.2 percent); education, culture & recreation (2.0 percent from 2.3 percent) and other goods and services (1.7 percent from 1.8 percent). Meantime, cost rose more for transport and communication (1.3 percent from 0.8 percent) while inflation was steady for: rent, fuel & utilities (2.8 percent) and household goods and services (1.5 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, following a 0.1 percent growth in a month earlier while markets estimated a 0.1 percent rise.

The producer price index increased by 5.8 percent from a year earlier in November of 2017, compared to a 6.9 percent rise in the prior two months and slightly less than market estimates of a 5.9 percent gain. It was the 15th straight month of rise in producer prices but the least since July. Cost went up less for means of production (7.5 percent from 9.0 percent, namely extraction: 10.8 percent, raw materials: 9.7 percent and processing: 6.3 percent). Also, prices rose at softer pace for consumer goods (0.6 percent from 0.8 percent, namely food production: 0.4 percent, clothing: 0.7 percent and daily use goods: 1.7 percent). At the same time, prices of consumer durable goods were unchanged for the fifth month in a row. On a monthly basis, producer prices rose 0.5 percent, compared to a 0.7 percent gain in October.

Statistics China l Rida Husna |
12/9/2017 2:28:31 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-16 01:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.6% 1.8% 1.6% 1.7%
2017-11-09 01:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.9% 1.6% 1.8% 1.8%
2017-12-09 01:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.7% 1.9% 1.8% 1.9%
2018-01-10 01:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.7%
2018-02-14 01:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-03-09 01:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY


China Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.70 1.90 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.10 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.70 101.90 128.40 97.80 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.30 102.30 102.50 98.40 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.30 2.30 2.50 -1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 631.21 622.50 631.21 100.78 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 105.80 106.90 113.47 91.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 5.80 6.90 13.47 -8.20 percent [+]
Export Prices 102.33 102.70 111.90 90.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 106.61 108.96 122.70 79.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -1.10 -0.40 40.20 -5.50 percent [+]


China Inflation Rate

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.70 1.90 28.40 -2.20 1986 - 2017 percent Monthly




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