Why Inflations is Rising in China, and in the US

Huatai Securities’ Take on Rising Inflation in China and in the US

Below is a summary Huatai Securities Economist Eva Yi’s report, Shifting Gears from ‘Reflation’ to ‘Inflation’

These snapshots strongly suggest a near-term spike in China CPI and PPI and a connection to US and global rates –

Five Factors Pushing Up Global PPI – a “Striking Alignment”

The Backdrop:

After a 10-year decline in the China CPI and a 4-year decline in the China PPI, the pace of inflation recovery in 9M2021 may surprise investors – China Long Term PPI – A +0.3% reading in January may become a 4% to 5% print in April or May

Source: Bloomberg

Key China Factors at Work that Raise Inflation and Overall Economic Activity Globally

After a 10-year Down Cycle in Manufacturing Investment Growth in China, a Medium-Term Upturn is Now Imminent


Chinese Machine Tool Orders from Japan Drive Chinese Factory Automation Rates


And Other Prices are Pressuring the Global CPI
China consumes 25% of all global corn and 33% of global soybean production


A Relationship to Watch – China ex-Food CPI and US 10 Yr. Treasuries


Two Cannons of Excess Savings – Chinese and American Consumers Could Potentially Unleash $1.5 Trillion of Spending When Global Reopening Is At a Nascent Stage


Key Harbinger of Inflation – Huatai Securities Sees the US Set Up For the Largest Output Gap in 20 Years


Huatai Economics Team Looking Closely at the FOREX Markets


While the DXY and CNY are at Sensitive Support Levels


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