The manufacturing prices in China rose in November at the sharpest pace in over five years. The prices of coal, steel and other building materials jumped, encouraging gains in the industry and ensuring companies more money with which to repay their debts. The stronger than expected growth rate of 3.3% yoy, and good data from industry in China, the US and Europe, fueling allegations that the global economy is expanding thanks to an acceleration in industrial activity.
The jump in manufacturing inflation confirms our view that China is out of the multiannual deflationary trap. The data on Friday showed that the growth of producer prices becomes more widely based as more sectors emerge from deflation.
The producer prices in China in September this year rose for the first time since 2012. The country’s manufacturers are enjoying their best quarter for over three-and-a-half years, but are also facing sharp rises in input prices due to surging raw material costs.
Consumer inflation also accelerated faster than expected by 2.3% on an annual basis. This is the highest value since April and is due to more expensive food. The analysts had expected manufacturing inflation rate of 2.2% after a 1.2% increase in October.
As for consumer prices were forecast to rise 2.2% after increases within 2.1% in October.
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