China’s struggle to contain the deadly coronavirus is deepening concerns about the impact on the world's number-two economy. Photo: AFP

China’s consumer inflation at eight-year high, but factory gate prices stay subdued

  • The consumer price index (CPI) rose by 5.4 per cent in January from a year earlier, up from a 4.5 per cent gain in December
  • China’s producer price index, a measure of the prices manufacturers charge at the factory gate, rose marginally by 0.1 per cent
Topic |   China economy
China’s struggle to contain the deadly coronavirus is deepening concerns about the impact on the world's number-two economy. Photo: AFP
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