China's annual inflation rate fell to 3.3 percent in April 2020 from 4.3 percent in the previous month and below market consensus of 3.7 percent. This was the lowest rate since September 2019 as the COVID-19 crisis deepened. Food inflation eased also to a seven-month low of 14.8 percent from 18.3 percent in March, with pork prices rising at a softer rate (96.9 percent vs 116.4 percent). Non-food inflation also slowed to 0.4 percent from 0.7 percent, amid falls in cost of clothing (-0.4 percent vs -0.3 percent), rent, fuel and utilities (-0.3 percent vs -0.1 percent), and transport & communication (-4.9 percent vs -3.8 percent). Upward pressure came from household goods & services (0.1 percent vs 0.3 percent), education, culture & recreation (2 percent vs 2.5 percent), healthcare (2.2 percent, the same as in March) and other goods & services (4.8 percent vs 5.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.9 percent, after a 1.2 percent decline in March.
Inflation Rate in China averaged 5.12 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 June of 2020. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China
Inflation Rate in China is expected to be 4.20 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 2.00 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.