China’s factory inflation hits 25-year high in September

China’s consumer price index, a key gauge of retail inflation, came in at 0.7% on-year, slightly down from the 0.8% reading for August. – EPA pic, October 14, 2021.

CHINA’S factory-gate prices rose at the highest rate in at least 25 years last month, official data showed today, hit by the rising cost of coal.

The producer price index, which measures the cost of goods at the factory gate, rose 10.7% on-year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

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