• Workers use machine to cut pork at a slaughterhouse in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. China's consumer inflation edged up in August to 2 percent, driven by higher costs for pork and fresh vegetables. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    Workers use machine to cut pork at a slaughterhouse in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. China's consumer inflation edged up in August to 2 percent, driven by higher costs for pork and fresh vegetables. (Chinatopix ... via AP) CHINA OUT (The Associated Press)

  • Workers cut pork at a slaughterhouse in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. China's consumer inflation edged up in August to 2 percent, driven by higher costs for pork and fresh vegetables. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    Workers cut pork at a slaughterhouse in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. China's consumer inflation edged up in August to 2 percent, driven by higher costs for pork and fresh vegetables. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA ... OUT (The Associated Press)

China's inflation in August edges up to 2 percent, driven by pork, vegetable costs

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China's consumer inflation edged up in August to 2 percent, driven by higher costs for pork and fresh vegetables.

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The rate reported Thursday was an increase over July's 1.4 percent. That was due largely to a 3.7 percent increase in food costs, which included a 15.9 percent rise for fresh vegetables and 9.3 percent for pork.

Producer prices, measured as goods leave the factory, declined 5.4 percent from a year earlier.