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

The Official NBS Manufacturing PMI in China unexpectedly edged up to 51.3 in August of 2018 from 51.2 in the previous month and beating market consensus of 51. Output (53.3 vs 53 in July) and buying activity (51.8 vs 51.5) rose faster while new orders continued to grow (52.2 vs 52.3) amid strengthening sentiment (57 vs 56.6). Meanwhile, employment (49.4 vs 49.2) and orders in hand (46.7 vs 45.7) fell at softer rates. At the same time, new export orders contracted for the third straight month (49.4 vs 49.8), as the economy braces for an escalation of trade tension with the US. Business Confidence in China averaged 51.96 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
2018-06-30 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.5 51.9 51.6 51.7
2018-07-31 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.2 51.5 51.3 51.2
2018-08-31 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.3 51.2 51 51.5
2018-09-30 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.3 51.2 50.9
2018-10-31 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.7
2018-11-30 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.6


China Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.30 51.20 59.20 38.80 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 51.50 52.80 54.70 50.00 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 54.20 54.00 62.20 50.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.60 50.80 52.30 47.20 [+]
Industrial Production 6.10 6.00 29.40 -21.10 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.52 0.48 1.32 0.13 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 6.10 6.20 11.40 6.00 percent [+]
New Orders 52.20 52.30 65.10 32.30 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 14186.00 11054.00 14186.00 3.00 CNY HML [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 2103400.00 1889115.00 3060271.00 88416.00 [+]
Car Production 1705200.00 1725300.00 2669100.00 215533.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 1789900.00 1589500.00 2672300.00 213534.00 [+]
Internet Speed 7583.32 6295.74 7583.32 635.70 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 98862937.00 104032031.00 119094184.00 28818357.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 81241.00 80196.00 81241.00 4918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 2.00 1.30 7.90 -3.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.80 76.50 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 52.00 52.30 53.70 48.00 [+]
Cement Production 20018.00 19618.10 23427.00 781.50 Ten Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 41.00 40.00 41.00 21.60 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 77.00 79.00 100.00 40.00 [+]
Corporate Profits 3903810.00 3388210.00 7518710.00 1617.00 CNY Million [+]
Ease of Doing Business 78.00 78.00 99.00 78.00 [+]
Electricity Production 640000.00 555100.00 640000.00 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.30 51.20 59.20 38.80 2005 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 4.00 Aug/18
Brazil 52.80 Sep/18
Canada 61.90 Aug/18
China 51.30 Aug/18
Euro Area 1.22 Aug/18
France 110.00 Aug/18
Germany 103.70 Sep/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 112.82 Jun/18
Italy 104.80 Aug/18
Japan 21.00 Jun/18
Mexico 51.30 Aug/18
Netherlands 5.90 Aug/18
Russia -3.00 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore 7.00 Jun/18
South Africa 38.00 Sep/18
South Korea 73.00 Aug/18
Spain -4.30 Aug/18
Switzerland 100.30 Aug/18
Turkey 89.60 Sep/18
United Kingdom -3.00 Sep/18
United States 61.30 Aug/18


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