Despite the rise in China's consumer prices to a seven-month high in September, economists say that inflation doesn't pose a risk for the world's second-largest economy.
The consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.1 percent in September, well above expectations for a 2.8 percent rise, and higher than August's 2.6 percent rise.
The rebound in the index was primarily driven by food prices, vegetables in particular, on strong demand during the mid-Autumn festival and weather-related disruptions. Food prices rose 6.1 percent in September, compared with 4.7 percent in the previous month.
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"I'm not worried about inflation, core inflation remains pretty low. At times, we have had a pickup in inflation because of vegetable prices, but these bouts of inflation tend to be short," said Louis Kuijs, chief China economist of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
"Times that we have seen more pronounced food-price-driven inflation episodes, like in 2005 [and] 2007-2008, have always been when global commodity prices have risen rapidly - when things like soybeans, rice and corn rice rise, and feed into higher pork prices. We don't have that context," he said.