BEIJING, July 9 China's consumer prices rose 2.3
percent in June from a year earlier while producer prices fell
1.1 percent, official data from the National Bureau of
Statistics showed on Wednesday, largely in line with market
Economists polled by Reuters had expected annual consumer
inflation to ease slightly to 2.4 percent from 2.5 percent in
May, and factory-gate prices to fall 1 percent after a decline
of 1.4 percent in May.
Month-on-month, consumer prices fell 0.1 percent versus a
forecast of no change.
(Reporting by China Economics Team; Editing by Kim Coghill)