China's annual inflation rate eased to 2.4 percent in August 2020 from 2.7 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. This was the lowest figure since May as food inflation slowed (11.2 percent vs 13.2 percent in July). Meantime, prices for non-food products and services went up 0.1 percent, compared to a flat reading in July, with cost of other goods and services rising faster (6.1 percent vs 5.1 percent in July). At the same time, health inflation was little-changed (1.5 percent vs 1.6 percent), while cost of education, culture & recreation was flat, after a 0.3 percent rise in July. Also, prices continued to fall for transport (-3.9 percent vs -4.4 percent); rent, fuel, and utilities (-0.7 percent vs -0.7 percent); household goods and services (-0.1 percent vs -0.1 percent); and clothing (-0.5 percent vs -0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in August, following a 0.6 percent gain in July.
Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.10 percent from 1986 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 28.40 percent in February of 1989 and a record low of -2.20 percent in April of 1999. This page provides - China Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China
Inflation Rate in China is expected to be 2.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in China to stand at 1.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.90 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.