China NBS Manufacturing PMI  2005-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The official NBS Manufacturing PMI in China fell to 51.3 in January of 2018 from 51.6 in the previous month and below market estimates of 51.5. It was the lowest reading since May 2017, as output (53.5 from 54.0 in December) and new orders (52.4 from 53.4) rose at softer paces while confidence hit its lowest in eight months (56.8 from 58.7). Also, buying activity went up less from the prior month (52.9 from 53.6). Meantime, new export orders dropped markedly (49.5 from 51.9) and employment declined for the tenth straight month (48.3 from 48.5). At the same time, raw materials in stock (48.8 from 48.0) and orders in hand (45.3 from 46.3) continued to decrease amid a slight lengthening in suppliers' delivery time (49.2 from 49.3). Business Confidence in China averaged 51.99 Index Points from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 59.20 Index Points in April of 2008 and a record low of 38.80 Index Points in November of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-30 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.8 51.6 51.4 51.7
2017-12-31 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.6 51.8 1.6 51.7
2018-01-31 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.3 51.6 51.5 51.6
2018-02-28 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.3 51.2 51.2
2018-03-31 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.63
2018-04-30 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.71


China Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.30 51.60 59.20 38.80 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.30 55.00 62.20 50.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.50 51.50 52.30 47.20 [+]
Services PMI 54.70 53.90 54.70 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 6.20 6.10 29.40 -21.10 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.52 0.47 1.32 0.13 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 6.50 6.80 11.40 6.30 percent [+]
New Orders 52.60 53.40 65.10 32.30 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 10815.70 11109.60 12662.30 3.00 CNY HML [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 2809200.00 3060271.00 3060271.00 88416.00 [+]
Car Production 2330600.00 2609700.00 2669100.00 215533.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 2456200.00 2653300.00 2672300.00 213534.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 100.53 100.88 116.40 97.45 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 7583.32 6295.74 7583.32 635.70 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 98862937.00 104032031.00 119094184.00 28818357.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 67047.00 66151.00 74594.00 4918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -0.90 -1.70 7.90 -3.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.00 76.80 78.00 72.90 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.00 4.95 5.00 4.55 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 27.00 28.00 34.00 26.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.70 53.00 53.70 48.00 [+]
Cement Production 19144.00 22051.00 23427.00 781.50 Ten Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 40.00 37.00 40.00 21.60 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 79.00 83.00 100.00 40.00 [+]
Corporate Profits 7518710.00 6875010.00 7518710.00 1617.00 CNY Million [+]
Ease of Doing Business 78.00 78.00 99.00 78.00 [+]
Electricity Production 569900.00 519600.00 604700.00 41760.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


China NBS Manufacturing PMI

In China, the NBS Manufacturing Purchasing Manager Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of more large-scale, state-owned companies. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. . This page provides - China Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China NBS Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.30 51.60 59.20 38.80 2005 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 12.00 Jan/18
Brazil 58.80 Feb/18
Canada 55.20 Jan/18
China 51.30 Jan/18
Euro Area 1.54 Jan/18
France 112.00 Feb/18
Germany 115.40 Feb/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 111.02 Dec/17
Italy 109.90 Jan/18
Japan 25.00 Dec/17
Mexico 50.40 Jan/18
Netherlands 10.30 Jan/18
Russia -3.00 Jan/18
South Korea 77.00 Jan/18
Spain 3.70 Jan/18
Switzerland 106.90 Jan/18
Turkey 110.80 Feb/18
United Kingdom 13.00 Mar/18
United States 59.10 Jan/18


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