Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

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Rising pork prices hide a far bigger problem for China’s economy

  • Rising pork prices have put the spotlight on a rise in consumer inflation
  • The bigger picture is one of waning demand and slowing economic activity

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Customers walk past pork stalls at the Dancun Market in Nanning, Guangxi province. Photo: Bloomberg

China consumer prices jump to near 8-year high as pork soars more than 100 per cent

  • China’s consumer price index jumped to 3.8 per cent in October, the highest since January 2012 on higher prices for pork, other meats
  • Consumer price index above expected, up from 3.0 per cent in September
Topic |   China economy

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Customers walk past pork stalls at the Dancun Market in Nanning, Guangxi province. Photo: Bloomberg
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