China’s official producer price index (PPI) rose by 9.5 per cent in August from a year earlier, compared with 9 per cent in July. Photo: Reuters China’s official producer price index (PPI) rose by 9.5 per cent in August from a year earlier, compared with 9 per cent in July. Photo: Reuters
China’s official producer price index (PPI) rose by 9.5 per cent in August from a year earlier, compared with 9 per cent in July. Photo: Reuters

China’s factory and consumer prices continue to diverge, ramping up concern of an economic slowdown

  • High commodity prices caused factory-gate inflation to rise at its fastest pace in 13 years in August, while consumer inflation was depressed
  • Analysts say the widening ‘scissors gap’ between factory and consumer prices points to worsening profit margins for Chinese companies

Topic |   China inflation
China’s official producer price index (PPI) rose by 9.5 per cent in August from a year earlier, compared with 9 per cent in July. Photo: Reuters China’s official producer price index (PPI) rose by 9.5 per cent in August from a year earlier, compared with 9 per cent in July. Photo: Reuters
China’s official producer price index (PPI) rose by 9.5 per cent in August from a year earlier, compared with 9 per cent in July. Photo: Reuters
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