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China factory gate inflation hits fresh high of 13.5% in October

Manufacturers continue to grapple with lofty commodity prices

Employees work on the assembly line of X1 compact sport-utility vehicles at the Tiexi Plant of BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, on October 23.   © Getty Images

SHANGHAI -- China's producer price index hit a record high of 13.5% year-on-year in October, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday, fueling headwinds to the country's economy as manufacturers continue to grapple with high commodity prices.

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