Inflation, CPI (Average) in China

Source: World Bank, National Statistical Office, IMF estimates (Oct 2018)
Last Updated: January 1, 2021

Average inflation measured by CPI reached 2.65 % in 2020 in China, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 9,040 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in China reached an all time high of 2.65 % in 2020 and an all time low of -0.014 % in 1999. When compared to China's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in India amounted to 4.57 %, 1.66 % in Japan, 4.80 % in Russia and 2.30 % in USA in 2020.

China has been ranked 95th within the group of 173 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 7 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

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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