All three CPIs have the same trend throughout the years 1985 to 2011. There is
a gradual increase in CPI from 2002 to 2011. CPI in urban areas experienced a
growth of 5.3 percent, CPI in rural areas increased by 5.8 percent while the overall CPI grew by 5.4
percent in 2011.
Below is the chart of China consumer price index and trends from year 1985 - 2011:
Consumer price index
(CPI) of China, Japan, USA, UK, Germany, France, Canada, India
Comparing between CPI of 12 countries, using year 2000 as the base year,
China’s CPI of 105.4 would be considered low relative to the rest of
the countries such as Russia with 137.9,
India with 115.
Below is the chart of consumer price index (CPI) among China, Japan, USA,
UK, Germany, France, Canada and India for the year 2011: