Import Price Spike Fades In June As China Exports Most Deflation In 6 Years

Following May's 1.4% MoM spike - the most since 2011 - June's import prices rose just 0.2% MoM, less than half expectations. Import prices actually declined ex-petroleum. However, this is the 23rd month in a row of year-over-year import price declines with China's exported deflation at 2010 lows.

The June spike has disappeared...


As YoY import prices have dropped for the 23rd straight month...


The breakdown shows a notable drop in imort prices ex-petroleum products...

  • Import prices ex-fuels fell 0.3% after rising 0.3% in May
  • Import prices ex-petroleum fell 0.3% after rising 0.4% in May
  • Industrial supplies prices rose 2.1% after rising 6.2% in May
  • Capital goods prices fell 0.3% after no change in May
  • Auto prices unchanged after rising 0.4% in May
  • Consumer goods prices fell 0.2% after rising 0.2% in May
  • Import prices fell 4.8% y/y in June
  • Import prices ex-food and fuel fell 1.7% y/y in June


With China's exported deflation flat at 2010 levels...



Charts: Bloomberg