China's producer prices rebound in March
China's producer price index, which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, rose 0.4 percent year on year in March, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.
The PPI edged up 0.1 percent, compared with a 0.1-percent decrease in February, in line with market expectations.
In the first quarter of 2019, the PPI rose 0.2 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Factory prices of both production materials and consumer goods grew faster in March, up 0.3 percent and 0.5 percent year on year.
Oil and natural gas exploration climbed 9.7 percent year on year, while processing of oil, coal and other fuel posted an increase of 3.5 percent.