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China's inflation eases slightly, pressure remains high

(Xinhua)

10:45, October 17, 2011

Consumers select vegetables at a market in Nanjing, capital city of east China's Jiangsu Province, Oct. 14, 2011. China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, eased slightly to 6.1 percent year-on-year in September from 6.2 percent in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday. (Xinhua/Wang Xin)

BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhuanet) - China's Consumer Price Index (CPI) in September dipped slightly from August to 6.1 percent, indicating its inflation eases slightly, while pressure remains high.

It is the second month that China's inflation continued to ease from a 37-month high peak in July, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of China made the remarks on Friday.

Yao Jingyuan, a former chief economist of the NBS predicted in September that China's CPI growth is to slow down in the coming months, while he assured no optimism towards the easing of the whole inflation picture.

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