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Chinese economy slips into deflation as recovery falters and demand slows

By Graeme Wearden

09 Aug 2023 · 2 min read

informed Summary

  1. China's consumer prices fell 0.3% in July from a year earlier, the first decline in more than two years, according to official data.

Chinese consumer prices slipped into deflation last month for the first time in more than two years, official data showed, as slowing domestic spending weighed on the country’s post-Covid economic recovery.

The Consumer Price Index, the main gauge of inflation, fell 0.3 points in July, the National Bureau of Statistics said, having flatlined in June. A survey of analysts had anticipated a 0.4 percent year-on-year decline.

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