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China Inflation July 2019

China: Inflation inches up in July; PPI falls for first time in nearly three years

Consumer prices rose 0.4% from the previous month in July, following June’s 0.1% drop. The print mostly reflected higher prices for food and services.

Inflation edged up to 2.8% in July from 2.7% in June. The print was slightly above market analysts’ expectations. Annual average inflation inched up to 2.3% in July from 2.2% in June.

Annual producer prices (PPI), meanwhile, fell 0.3% following June’s flat reading and marked the first drop in prices in nearly three years. The result overshot market expectations of a 0.1% drop.

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