The latest economic indicators from China provide an optimistic picture of its economic landscape. Declining producer prices, stable consumer inflation, and a modest drop in foreign trade all point to ongoing stabilization.
- Producer Price Index (PPI) declined by 2.5% year-on-year in September, improving from a 3% decline in August.
- Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained flat year-on-year but rose 0.2% on a monthly basis.
- Foreign trade reached 30.8 trillion yuan in the first three quarters, declining 0.2% year-on-year.
- Exports fell 6.2%, and imports also declined 6.2% in September, both showing an improvement compared to August.
- China’s trade surplus increased to $77.71 billion in September, up from $68.4 billion in August.
Producer Price Index Shows Signs of Stabilization
Data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reveals a year-on-year decline of 2.5% in the Producer Price Index (PPI) for September. This indicates an improvement compared to the 3% decline in August and a 4.4% decrease in July. On a month-to-month basis, the PPI in September edged up by 0.4%.