Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) China’s Producer Price Index (PPI), a main gauge of inflation at the wholesale level, rose 1.7 percent in December year-on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Thursday.
The reading eased further from November’s 2.7-percent growth, the NBS said in a statement on its website.
On a month-on-month basis, China’s December PPI fell 0.3 percent from November, the NBS said.
Producer purchase prices grew 3.5 percent year-on-year in December and were down 0.4 percent from a month ago, said the NBS.
The full-year PPI climbed 6 percent year-on-year in 2011, while producer purchase prices rose 9.1 percent from a year earlier.