China Inflation Rate

Last Release
Aug 2019
Actual
2.8 %
Forecast
2.9 %
Previous
2.8 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Oct 15, 2019
Time to Release
21 Days 5 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
28.4 %}
Feb 1989
-2.2 %
May 1999
5.14 %1986 - 2019National 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.

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China's annual inflation rate was at 2.8 percent in August 2019, unchanged from the previous month and above market forecasts of 2.6 percent. It remained the highest consumer inflation rate since February 2018, driven by persistently high pork prices amid an outbreak of African swine fever.

China Inflation Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Sep 10, 201910:00China August Inflation Rate Steady at 2.8%
Aug 9, 201911:55China Inflation Rate Hits 17-Month High
Jul 10, 201909:13China Inflation Rate Unchanged at 15-Month High
Jun 12, 201908:22China Inflation Rate Hits 15-Month High in May
May 9, 201910:40China Inflation Rate Rises to 6-Month High
Apr 11, 201909:23China Inflation Rate Rises to 5-Month High
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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Core Inflation Rate
1.5
Aug 2019
1.6
Jul 2019
-1.6
Aug 2009
2.5
Feb 2018
%Monthly2008 - 2019
Consumer Price Index CPI
102.8
Aug 2019
102.8
Jul 2019
97.8
Apr 1999
128.4
Feb 1989
Index PointsMonthly1986 - 2019
Core Consumer Prices
101.5
Aug 2019
101.6
Jul 2019
98.4
Aug 2009
102.5
Feb 2018
Index PointsMonthly2008 - 2019
GDP Deflator
646.3
Dec 2017
627.76
Dec 2016
100.78
Dec 1978
646.3
Dec 2017
Index PointsYearly1978 - 2017
Export Prices
105.1
Jun 2019
103.4
May 2019
90.2
Jun 1999
116.5
Feb 1995
Index PointsMonthly1993 - 2019
Food Inflation
10
Aug 2019
9.1
Jul 2019
-5.5
Apr 1999
40.2
Oct 1994
%Monthly1993 - 2019

Inflation Rate across Asia

Inflation Rate global view
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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Afghanistan
4
Jun 2019
4.9
May 2019
-18.39
May 2009
13.97
Apr 2011
%Monthly2005 - 2019
Azerbaijan
2.6
Aug 2019
2.7
Jul 2019
-1.8
Jun 2009
25.4
Jun 2008
%Monthly2007 - 2019
Bhutan
3.9
Apr 2019
3.4
Mar 2019
0
Mar 2004
13.53
Jun 2012
%Monthly2001 - 2019
Brunei
-0.7
Jun 2019
-0.6
May 2019
-1.6
Dec 2016
3.59
Oct 2008
%Monthly2007 - 2019
Cambodia
2.07
Apr 2019
2.24
Mar 2019
-5.69
May 2009
35.57
May 2008
%Monthly1995 - 2019
China
2.8
Aug 2019
2.8
Jul 2019
-2.2
May 1999
28.4
Feb 1989
%Monthly1986 - 2019
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