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Understanding China’s Economic Indicators: Translating the Data into Investment Opportunities by Thomas Orlik

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Chapter 7. Prices

Consumer Price Index

Market sensitivity: High

What is it? Index of changes in consumer prices in the Chinese economy

Chinese news release on the Internet: www.stats.gov.cn/

English news release on the Internet: www.stats.gov.cn/english/

Release time: 10 a.m. Beijing time, usually on the 11th day of the following month; March, June, September, and December data released later to coincide with the quarterly GDP data

Frequency: Monthly

Source: National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

Revisions: No

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