Posts tagged 'deflator'

About that Chinese inflation rate

With China hiking interest rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday, reportedly to counter faster inflation, now is probably a very good time to bring up the issue of the country’s GDP deflator calculation.

Simon Hunt of Simon Hunt Strategic Services, a veteran copper market analyst with great connections in China, believes the deflator may be a much bigger concern for Chinese authorities than the CPI inflation figure. Read more

China’s (un)real GDP

Here’s a chart showing China’s GDP growth rate in real and (un)real terms from Sean Corrigan at Diapason Commodities:

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