BUSINESS China's PPI up 1.7 pct in February


China's PPI up 1.7 pct in February


09:46, March 10, 2021

BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) -- China's producer prices went up in February amid a steady recovery in domestic demand, official data showed Wednesday.

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China's producer price index (PPI), which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, went up 1.7 percent year on year in February, up from 0.3-percent rise in January, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Wednesday.

On a monthly basis, the PPI rose 0.8 percent last month, down from the 1-percent increase in January, said NBS senior statistician Dong Lijuan.

Among the 40 surveyed industrial sectors, 25 saw prices increase month on month, while 10 reported price drops and five witnessed unchanged prices.

A breakdown of the data showed that the PPI for the domestic oil and natural gas extraction sector rose 7.5 percent month on month due to continued growth in international crude oil prices.

The PPI data came along with the release of the consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, which declined 0.2 percent year on year in February.

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