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China's CPI rises 1.9%, PPI surprisingly up 0.1% in September


10-14-2016 16:53 BJT

China's inflation climbed a bit in September. Prices rose more than expected for both consumers and producers.

The Consumer Price Index rose 1.9 percent on-year in September. That was up from the 1.3 percent rise in August. What was more surprising was the first time we've had factory gate inflation in 4.5 years. The Producer Price Index rose 0.1 percent on-year in September. 

Analysts say strong commodity prices contributed to the rebound in the PPI figure and the increase could signal improved corporate profitability. Let's hear some of the analysts' comments.

"For example, energy prices and home prices will continue to rise in future," said Yuan Gangming, researcher, Center for China in the World Economy, Tsinghua University.

"Generally speaking, the CPI in the third quarter remained low but basically stable."

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