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 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

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 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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