China: Inflation

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 China

Inflation: percent change in the Consumer Price Index

 Latest value 2.0
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1987 - 2022
 Average 4.8
 Min - Max -1.4 - 24.3
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1987 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was 4.8 percent with a minimum of -1.4 percent in 1999 and a maximum of 24.3 percent in 1994. The latest value from 2022 is 2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 162 countries is 12.7 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
China - Inflation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Inflation - historical chart - 1987-2022




Inflation in China and other countries is usually calculated as the percent change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from one year to the next. The CPI represents the prices paid by the average urban consumer in each respective country. Inflation can also be calculated with other price indexes such as the Produce Price Index or the so-called GDP deflator.

Most countries try to keep inflation somewhere around 2-3 percent per year. That is too low to cause any problems for the businesses and households. At the same time, it is comfortably away from negative inflation, i.e. from deflation. Of course, this target is often missed.
Definition: Inflation as measured by the consumer price index 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. The Laspeyres formula is generally used.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Inflation 2.0 2022 percent
 Money supply (broad money) 289,665.91 9/2023 billion
 Consumer Price Index (CPI) 132.1184 9/2023 index points
 Inflation, monthly 0.20 9/2023 percent
 Inflation, annual 0.09 9/2023 percent
 Private sector credit 229,391.60 9/2023 billion
 Business credit 151,559.14 9/2023 billion
 Household credit 77,832.46 9/2023 billion
 Policy rate 3.45 9/2023 percent
 Household debt to GDP 62.40 9/2023 percent
 Debt service ratios for private non-financial sector 21.60 Q3/2023 percent
 USD exchange rate 7.2832 9/2023 Local Currency Units per USD
 Exchange rate regimes 5 2021 index points
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