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China’s consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, rose 2.2 per cent year-on-year in November, official data shows.

The index dropped from 2.5-per-cent growth in October. Food prices rose 2.5 per cent year-on-year last month, while prices for health care climbed 2.6 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

China’s producer price index, which reflects the costs of goods at the factory gate, rose 2.7 per cent year-on-year in November, down from 3.3 per cent in October.

China’s economy is under pressure from a protracted trade war with the United States. Foreign trade data for November came in weaker than expected Saturday, as the effects of US tariffs on $US250 billion ($A347 billion) worth of Chinese goods started to be felt.