Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Economic Buzz: China's Consumer Inflation Jumps 2.4%

China's consumer price index rose slightly more than expected in April, while wholesale prices extended their fall. The April CPI showed a gain of 2.4% from a year earlier, led by a 4% rise in food prices, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. The gain was more than March's 2.1%, though below February's spike of 3.2%. The producer price index, meanwhile, fell by the most since October, dropping 2.6% against a decline of 1.9% in March. Chinese shares lost ground after the numbers, which would tend to reduce the odds of Beijing maintaining a loose monetary policy.
Source y Commodity Insights

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