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Chinese Consumer Prices Rise 2.4%, Just Above Expectations

Mamta Badkar
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Chinese consumer prices climbed 2.4% year-over-year (YoY) in April. This was just above expectations for a 2.3% rise.

Meanwhile, producer prices fell 2.6% YoY. Analysts had forecast a 2.3% fall. 

Food prices were up 4%.  Last month we saw  pork prices fall 5.5% . The government has been purchasing pork for its national pork reserve to help bolster prices.

China has set an inflation target of 3.5% for 2013.

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