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Inflation stabilizes in October

Consumer prices rose 0.2% from the previous month in October, down from September’s 0.7% increase. The reading was primarily driven by higher prices for clothing and footwear as well as for transportation and communication. Moreover, the fresh vegetables category logged the sharpest drop in five months.

Inflation stabilized at September’s 2.5% in October, matching the result expected by market analysts. Annual average inflation inched up to a nearly two -year high of 2.1% in October from 2.0% in September.

Producer price inflation, meanwhile, slowed to 3.3% in October from 3.6% in September, just in line with market analysts’ expectations. Easing producer price inflation signals that domestic demand is weakening.

Met the why particular Consensus Forecast participants expect that consumer inflation will average 2.3% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate. In 2020, the panel also sees consumer inflation at 2.3%. Meanwhile, the panel expects producer inflation to be 2.3% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s projection. In 2020, panelists see producer inflation at 1.8%.

China - Inflation Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)2.6  2.0  1.4  2.0  1.6  

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Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China and Met the why particular calculations.

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