EFEShanghai, China

China's consumer price index, the main inflation indicator, increased 0.7 percent year-on-year in September, according to official data published Thursday by the National Statistics Office.

This represents a 0.1 points decrease compared to the previous month's data, of 0.8 percent, and is again below that expected by analysts, who predicted an advance of about 0.9 percent for September.EFE