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China Inflation Rate

Last Release
May 31, 2022
Actual
2.1
Units In
%
Previous
2.1
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Jul 09, 2022
Time to Release
4 Days 1 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
28.4
Feb 1989
-2.2
Apr 1999
4.9 %1986-2022National 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 was at 2.1% in May 2022, unchanged from April's five month high figure and compared with market forecasts of 2.2%. Prices of food rose the most since September 2020, up for the second straight month (2.3% vs 1.9% in April), as consumption strengthened following an easing of COVID-19 curbs in some major cities, including Shanghai and Beijing. Meanwhile, cost of non-food continued to increase (2.1% vs 2.2%), driven by housing (1.0% vs 1.2%), transportation & communication (6.2% vs 6.5%), education, culture (1.8% vs 2.0%), clothing (0.6% vs 0.5%), household goods and services (1.4% vs 1.2%), and healthcare (0.7% vs 0.7%). China has set a target of CPI at around 3% for this year, the same as in 2021. On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2% in May, the first monthly decline in five months, compared with consensus of a 0.3% drop, and reversing from a 0.4% gain in April.

China Inflation Rate History

Last 12 readings

China Prices Indicators

All China indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Consumer Price Index CPI
102.7
May 2022
102.9
Apr 2022
100.2
Jun 2021
113.7
Feb 2020
PointsMonthly2016-2022
Core Consumer Prices
101.2
Jul 2022
100.9
May 2022
98.4
Aug 2009
102.5
Jun 2011
PointsMonthly2008-2022
Core Inflation Rate
0.9
May 2022
0.9
Apr 2022
-1.6
Aug 2009
2.5
Jun 2011
%Monthly2008-2022
Export Prices
109.6
May 2022
108.93
Apr 2022
90.2
Mar 1999
116.5
Feb 1995
PointsMonthly1993-2022
Food Inflation
2.3
May 2022
1.9
Apr 2022
-5.5
Apr 1999
40.2
Oct 1994
%Monthly1993-2022
GDP Deflator
696.46
Dec 2020
689.46
Dec 2019
100.78
Dec 1978
696.46
Dec 2020
PointsYearly1978-2020
Import Prices
112.7
May 2022
117.1
Apr 2022
79.6
May 2009
122.7
Aug 2008
PointsMonthly1993-2022
Inflation Rate
2.1
May 2022
2.1
Apr 2022
-2.2
Apr 1999
28.4
Feb 1989
%Monthly1986-2022
Inflation Rate Mom
-0.2
May 2022
0.4
Apr 2022
-1.8
Jun 1998
2.6
Feb 2008
%Monthly1996-2022
Producer Prices
111.6
Jul 2027
114.3
May 2022
96.6
Feb 2016
114.3
May 2022
PointsMonthly2016-2027
Producer Prices Change
6.4
May 2022
8
Apr 2022
-8.2
Jul 2009
13.5
Oct 2021
%Monthly1995-2022

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
12.6
May 2022
12.4
Apr 2022
-1.8
Jun 2009
25.4
Jun 2008
% Monthly2007-2022
Bangladesh
7.42
May 2022
7.42
May 2022
-0.03
Dec 1996
16
Sep 2011
% Monthly1994-2022
Bhutan
5.79
Apr 2022
5.57
Mar 2022
2.01
Jul 2018
13.53
Jun 2012
% Monthly2001-2022
Brunei
1.8
Oct 2021
2.2
Sep 2021
-1.6
Dec 2016
3.59
Oct 2008
% Monthly2007-2021
Cambodia
3.8
Nov 2021
2.9
Oct 2021
-5.69
May 2009
35.57
May 2008
% Monthly1995-2021
China
2.1
May 2022
2.1
Apr 2022
-2.2
Apr 1999
28.4
Feb 1989
% Monthly1986-2022
Hong Kong
1.2
May 2022
1.3
Apr 2022
-6.1
Aug 1999
16
Oct 1981
% Monthly1981-2022
India
7.04
May 2022
7.79
Apr 2022
1.54
Jun 2017
12.17
Nov 2013
% Monthly2012-2022
Indonesia
4.35
Jun 2022
3.55
May 2022
-1.17
Mar 2000
82.4
Sep 1998
% Monthly1997-2022
Japan
2.5
May 2022
2.5
Apr 2022
-2.5
Oct 2009
24.9
Feb 1974
% Monthly1958-2022
Kazakhstan
14.5
Jun 2022
14
May 2022
1.9
Dec 1998
2,960.8
Dec 1992
% Monthly1992-2022
Kyrgyzstan
14
May 2022
14.5
Apr 2022
-0.7
Feb 2019
32.45
Jul 2008
% Monthly2003-2022
Laos
12.8
May 2022
9.9
Apr 2022
-2.26
Aug 2009
167
Mar 1999
% Monthly1989-2022
Macao
1.1
May 2022
1.06
Apr 2022
-3.65
Jul 1999
9.49
Mar 2008
% Monthly1999-2022
Malaysia
2.8
May 2022
2.3
Apr 2022
-2.9
Apr 2020
23.9
Mar 1974
% Monthly1973-2022
Maldives
2.46
May 2022
1.2
Apr 2022
-4.5
Jun 2020
17.72
Mar 2012
% Monthly2005-2022
Mongolia
15.1
May 2022
14.4
Apr 2022
-0.2
Oct 2016
34.2
Aug 2008
% Monthly2007-2022
Myanmar
7.28
Sep 2021
6.71
Aug 2021
-1.09
Dec 2011
54.02
Dec 2002
% Monthly1998-2021
Nepal
7.87
May 2022
7.28
Apr 2022
-11.54
May 1967
30.42
May 1966
% Monthly1964-2022
Pakistan
21.3
Jun 2022
13.8
May 2022
-10.32
Feb 1959
37.81
Dec 1973
% Monthly1957-2022
Philippines
5.4
May 2022
4.9
Apr 2022
-2.1
Jan 1959
62.8
Sep 1984
% Monthly1958-2022
Singapore
5.6
May 2022
5.4
Apr 2022
-3.1
Sep 1976
34.3
Mar 1974
% Monthly1962-2022
South Korea
5.4
May 2022
4.8
Apr 2022
-0.4
Sep 2019
32.5
Oct 1980
% Monthly1966-2022
Sri Lanka
54.6
Jun 2022
39.1
May 2022
-0.9
Mar 1995
54.6
Jun 2022
% Monthly1986-2022
Taiwan
3.39
May 2022
3.38
Apr 2022
-3.09
Oct 1970
61.45
Mar 1974
% Monthly1960-2022
Tajikistan
7.3
Apr 2022
7.3
Mar 2022
0.4
Jan 2009
60.6
Dec 2000
% Monthly1999-2022
Thailand
7.1
May 2022
4.65
Apr 2022
-4.38
Jul 2009
24.56
Jun 1980
% Monthly1977-2022
Timor-Leste
7.4
May 2022
6.6
Apr 2022
-2.5
Aug 2009
18
Feb 2007
% Monthly2004-2022
Turkmenistan
12.45
Dec 2021
7.58
Dec 2020
0.1
Dec 2009
83.7
Dec 1997
% Yearly1997-2021
Uzbekistan
10.95
May 2022
10.38
Apr 2022
2.4
Mar 2008
20.1
Jan 2018
% Monthly2006-2022
Vietnam
3.37
Jun 2022
2.86
May 2022
-2.6
Jul 2000
28.24
Aug 2008
% Monthly1996-2022

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