China’s factory-gate prices rose by 10.7 per cent in September from a year earlier. Photo: AFP
China’s factory-gate prices rose by 10.7 per cent in September from a year earlier. Photo: AFP

China inflation: record factory prices amid power crunch add to risks facing world’s No 2 economy

  • China’s producer price index (PPI) rose by 10.7 per cent in September from a year earlier, as a surge in global coal prices pushed up raw material costs
  • There is no indication yet that elevated factory-gate prices are filtering through to consumers, but some analysts warn risk of stagflation is rising in China

Topic |   China inflation
China’s factory-gate prices rose by 10.7 per cent in September from a year earlier. Photo: AFP
China’s factory-gate prices rose by 10.7 per cent in September from a year earlier. Photo: AFP
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