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China Inflation Rate

Last Release
Aug 2021
Actual
0.8 %
Forecast
0.8 %
Previous
1 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Oct 14, 2021
Time to Release
26 Days 6 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
28.4 %
Feb 1989
-2.2 %
May 1999
4.97 %1986 - 2021National Bureau of Statistics of China
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.

Latest Updates

China's annual inflation rate unexpectedly was at 0.8% in August 2021, compared with market consensus and July's figure of 1%. This was the lowest figure in five months, amid a steeper decline in cost of food with pork prices dropping faster. Also, cost of non-food slowed (1.9% vs 2.1% in July), with inflation mainly easing for transportation & communication (5.9% vs 6.9%) while prices rose further for clothing (0.5% vs 0.4%); household goods and services (0.6% vs 0.3%); and education, culture (3% vs 2.7%). Inflation for rent, fuel & utilities (1.1% vs 1.1%) and health (0.4% vs 0.4%) was steady. Beijing has set a 2021 CPI growth target of around 3 percent, compared with 3.5 percent last year. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.1% in August, missing forecasts of 0.5% and after a 0.3% rise in July.

China Inflation Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Sep 9, 202102:06China Inflation Rate at 5-Month Low
Aug 9, 202101:39China Inflation Rate Slows to 3-Month Low
Jan 9, 202002:59China Inflation Rate Unexpectedly Stays at 8-Year High
Dec 10, 201909:12China Inflation Rate Highest Since 2012
Nov 11, 201914:02China Inflation Rate Rises to Near 8-Year High
Oct 15, 201910:30China Inflation Rate Rises to Near 6-Year High
Sep 10, 201910:00China August Inflation Rate Steady at 2.8%
DATETIMEEVENTActual
Sep 9, 202101:30Inflation Rate YoY0.8 %
Aug 9, 202101:30Inflation Rate YoY1 %
Jul 9, 202101:30Inflation Rate YoY1.1 %
Jun 9, 202101:30Inflation Rate YoY1.3 %
May 11, 202101:30Inflation Rate YoY0.9 %
Apr 9, 202101:30Inflation Rate YoY0.4 %
Mar 10, 202101:30Inflation Rate YoY-0.2 %

China prices Indicators

All China indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Core Inflation Rate
1.2
Aug 2021
1.3
Jul 2021
-1.6
Aug 2009
2.5
Feb 2018
%Monthly2008 - 2021
Consumer Price Index CPI
100.8
Aug 2021
100.5
Jul 2021
97.8
Apr 1999
128.4
Feb 1989
pointsMonthly1986 - 2021
Core Consumer Prices
101.2
Aug 2021
101.3
Jul 2021
98.4
Aug 2009
102.5
Feb 2018
pointsMonthly2008 - 2021
GDP Deflator
689.46
Dec 2019
684.89
Dec 2018
100.78
Dec 1978
689.46
Dec 2019
pointsYearly1978 - 2019
Export Prices
106.5
Aug 2021
102.6
Jul 2021
90.2
Jun 1999
116.5
Feb 1995
pointsMonthly1993 - 2021
Food Inflation
-4.1
Aug 2021
-3.7
Jul 2021
-5.5
Apr 1999
40.2
Oct 1994
%Monthly1993 - 2021

Inflation Rate across Asia

Inflation Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Afghanistan
1.56
Jun 2021
1.35
May 2021
-18.39
May 2009
13.97
Apr 2011
%Monthly2005 - 2021
Azerbaijan
4.8
Aug 2021
4.5
Jul 2021
-1.8
Jun 2009
25.4
Jun 2008
%Monthly2007 - 2021
Bhutan
5.15
Jul 2021
7.42
Jun 2021
0
Mar 2004
13.53
Jun 2012
%Monthly2001 - 2021
Brunei
1.7
Jun 2021
1.8
Mar 2021
-1.6
Dec 2016
3.59
Oct 2008
%Monthly2007 - 2021
Cambodia
3
May 2021
3.7
Nov 2020
-5.69
May 2009
35.57
May 2008
%Monthly1995 - 2021
China
0.8
Aug 2021
1
Jul 2021
-2.2
May 1999
28.4
Feb 1989
%Monthly1986 - 2021

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