China NBS Manufacturing PMI  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The official NBS Manufacturing PMI in China fell to 51.2 in April of 2017 from 51.8 in March and below market expectations of 51.6. It was the ninth straight month of expansion but the weakest since October 2016, as output, new order and new export orders rose at slower paces amid softening business sentiment and employment shrank again. At the same time, buying quantity rose less than in a month earlier and orders in hand fell at a faster pace. Also, selling prices declined for the first time in 10 months while suppliers' delivery time accelerated slightly. Business Confidence in China averaged 52.01 from 2005 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 59.20 in April of 2008 and a record low of 38.80 in November of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-01 01:00 AM Feb 51.6 51.3 51.1 51.2
2017-03-31 01:00 AM Mar 51.8 51.6 51.6 51.6
2017-04-30 01:00 AM Apr 51.2 51.8 51.6 51.8
2017-05-31 01:00 AM May 51.2 51 51.2
2017-06-30 01:00 AM Jun 51.19
2017-07-31 01:00 AM Jul 51.23




China Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.20 51.80 59.20 38.80 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 54.00 55.10 62.20 50.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.30 51.20 52.30 47.20 [+]
Services PMI 51.50 52.20 54.70 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 6.50 7.60 29.40 -21.10 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.56 0.83 1.32 0.13 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 6.90 8.00 11.40 6.30 percent [+]
New Orders 52.30 53.30 65.10 32.30 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 11109.60 12004.70 12662.30 3.00 CNY HML [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 2075734.00 2542910.00 3057340.00 88416.00 [+]
Car Production 1782800.00 2188000.00 2644000.00 215533.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 1722200.00 2096300.00 2672300.00 213534.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.20 -0.10 3.00 -3.80 percent [+]
Mining Production -0.40 -0.80 7.90 -3.60 percent [+]
Mni Business Sentiment 55.90 53.10 77.20 38.70 [+]
Steel Production 72777.00 71995.00 72777.00 4918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.95 4.89 4.95 4.55 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 28.00 28.00 34.00 26.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.20 52.10 53.50 48.00 [+]
Cement Production 22112.80 20162.40 23427.00 781.50 Ten Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Corporate Profits 2278030.00 1704300.00 6880320.00 1617.00 CNY Million [+]
Ease of Doing Business 78.00 80.00 99.00 78.00 [+]
Electricity Production 516890.00 527190.00 561700.00 41760.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 40.00 37.00 40.00 21.60 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 79.00 83.00 100.00 40.00 [+]


China NBS Manufacturing PMI Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.20 51.80 59.20 38.80 2005 - 2017 Monthly



business confidence by Country

Last
Australia 13.00 Apr/17
Brazil 53.70 May/17
Canada 62.40 Apr/17
China 51.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.09 Apr/17
France 109.00 May/17
Germany 114.60 May/17
India 57.20 Jun/16
Indonesia 103.42 Mar/17
Italy 106.90 May/17
Japan 12.00 Mar/17
Mexico 46.70 Apr/17
Netherlands 8.30 Apr/17
Russia -1.00 Apr/17
South Korea 83.00 Apr/17
Spain 0.10 Apr/17
Switzerland 106.00 Apr/17
Turkey 109.20 May/17
United Kingdom 1.00 Jun/17
United States 54.80 Apr/17