Inflation, CPI (Average) in China

Source: World Bank, National Statistical Office, IMF estimates (Oct 2020)
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2021

Average inflation measured by CPI reached 6.50 % in 1986 in China, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 30.1 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in China reached an all time high of 24.1 % in 1994 and an all time low of -1.40 % in 1999. When compared to China's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in India amounted to 8.89 %, 0.597 % in Japan and 1.94 % in USA in 1986.

China has been ranked 69th within the group of 139 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI.

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly.


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