China’s recent power cuts, while easing, have fuelled producer price inflation. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s recent power cuts, while easing, have fuelled producer price inflation. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese producers pass on high raw material costs as inflation risks grow

  • The price of titanium dioxide, a key ingredient in paint and coatings, has jumped as producer price inflation has increased in China
  • There are now signs upstream producers may be passing rising raw material costs downstream to smaller businesses and consumers

China’s recent power cuts, while easing, have fuelled producer price inflation. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s recent power cuts, while easing, have fuelled producer price inflation. Photo: EPA-EFE
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