Inflation in China
China - Inflation (end of period)
Inflation climbs to six-month high in April
Consumer prices rose 0.1% from the previous month in April, contrasting March’s 0.4% decrease. The increase was primarily driven by higher prices for household articles and services as well as for recreation, education and cultural services.
Inflation rose from March’s 2.3% to 2.5% in April. The print represented the highest reading in six months and was in line with the result that market analysts had expected. Annual average inflation inched up from March’s 2.0% to 2.1% in April.
Producer price inflation (PPI), meanwhile, rose from March’s 0.4% to 0.9% in April. The reading was above the market analysts’ expectations of 0.6%.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect that consumer inflation will average 2.2% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate. In 2020, the panel also sees consumer inflation at 2.2%. Meanwhile, the panel expects producer inflation to be 1.7% in 2019, which is down 0.4 percentage points from last month’s projection. In 2020, panelists also see producer inflation at 1.7%.
China - Inflation (eop) Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)||2.5||1.5||1.6||2.1||1.8|
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China Inflation (eop) Chart
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||3.32||-0.40 %||May 13|
|Exchange Rate||6.88||-0.19 %||May 13|
|Stock Market||2,904||-0.34 %||May 13|
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May 16, 2019
House prices in 70 large- and medium-sized cities rose 0.6% in April in month-on-month terms according to a weighted average index calculated by Thomson Reuters from data issued by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
May 15, 2019
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May 15, 2019
Industrial production increased 5.4% year-on-year in April, well below the 8.5% rise registered in March.
May 15, 2019
Urban fixed asset investment expanded 6.1% year-to-date in April, below the 6.3% increase in January–March.
May 9, 2019
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