Consumer prices in China climbed 1.9% in December from a year earlier, following an incline by 0.6%, and it was expected to gain 1.4%. Producer prices jumped 1.7% in December from a year ago, while it declined 2.1% in November, and analysts' estimates referred to 0.7%. Regarding the purchasing price index, it inclined 3.0% last month from -3.6%, and it came higher than the forecasted 0.5%.