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

The Official NBS Manufacturing PMI in China edged down to 51.4 in April of 2018 from 51.5 in the prior month but slightly above market consensus of 51.3. New orders (52.9 from 53.3 in March) and new export orders (50.7 from 51.3) rose at a softer pace while output growth was stable (at 53.1). Meantime, buying activity grew less (52.6 from 53.0) and sentiment softened (58.4 from 58.7). In addition, employment (49.0 from 49.1), raw materials in stock (49.5 from 49.6) and orders in hand (46.2 from 46.0) continued to decline. Meanwhile, delivery time was barely changed (50.2 from 50.1). Business Confidence in China averaged 51.97 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
2018-02-28 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 50.3 51.3 51.2 51.2
2018-03-31 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.5 50.3 50.5 50.7
2018-04-30 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.4 51.5 51.3 51.2
2018-05-31 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.4 51.3 51.4
2018-06-30 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.7
2018-07-31 01:00 AM NBS Manufacturing PMI 51.2


China Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.40 51.50 59.20 38.80 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 54.80 54.60 62.20 50.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.10 51.00 52.30 47.20 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 52.30 54.70 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 7.00 6.00 29.40 -21.10 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.61 0.33 1.32 0.13 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 7.40 6.60 11.40 6.30 percent [+]
New Orders 52.90 53.30 65.10 32.30 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 10815.70 11109.60 12662.30 3.00 CNY HML [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 2318600.00 2656300.00 3060271.00 88416.00 [+]
Car Production 1999800.00 2199100.00 2669100.00 215533.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 1914400.00 2168600.00 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 73980.00 64930.00 74594.00 4918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -0.20 -1.10 7.90 -3.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.50 78.00 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 52.30 51.80 53.70 48.00 [+]
Cement Production 21072.20 15443.00 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 1553320.00 968900.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.40 51.50 59.20 38.80 2005 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 10.00 Apr/18
Brazil 55.50 May/18
Canada 71.50 Apr/18
China 51.40 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.35 Apr/18
France 109.00 May/18
Germany 102.10 Apr/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 106.28 Mar/18
Italy 107.70 Apr/18
Japan 24.00 Mar/18
Mexico 50.00 Apr/18
Netherlands 8.20 Apr/18
Russia -2.00 Apr/18
South Korea 77.00 Apr/18
Spain 5.50 Apr/18
Switzerland 105.30 Apr/18
Turkey 111.20 Apr/18
United Kingdom -4.00 Jun/18
United States 57.30 Apr/18


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