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China factory gate inflation slows in November but risks persist

Policymakers buck global tightening trend, aiming to spur demand growth

An employee works on a production line for steel structures at a factory in Huzhou, in China's Zhejiang Province.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- China's producer price index eased in November, with the gauge rising 12.9% year on year, the National Bureau of Statistics reported on Thursday. Lower commodity and raw material prices kept the reading below October's record 13.5%.

While the factory gate inflation moderated from the surge seen since September, the PPI pressure fueled the consumer price index, which jumped to 2.3% in November, up from 1.5% in October.

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