China’s producer price index (PPI), which reflects the prices that factories charge wholesalers for products, rose by 6.4 per cent in May, down from a rise of 8 per cent in April. Photo: Xinhua
China’s producer price index (PPI), which reflects the prices that factories charge wholesalers for products, rose by 6.4 per cent in May, down from a rise of 8 per cent in April. Photo: Xinhua

China inflation: increased demand as coronavirus restrictions ease could push up prices

  • China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose by 2.1 per cent in May from a year earlier, unchanged from a rise of 2.1 per cent in April
  • The producer price index (PPI), which reflects the prices that factories charge wholesalers for products, rose by 6.4 per cent in May, down from a rise of 8 per cent in April

China’s producer price index (PPI), which reflects the prices that factories charge wholesalers for products, rose by 6.4 per cent in May, down from a rise of 8 per cent in April. Photo: Xinhua
China’s producer price index (PPI), which reflects the prices that factories charge wholesalers for products, rose by 6.4 per cent in May, down from a rise of 8 per cent in April. Photo: Xinhua
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