China's industrial production rose by 4.8 percent from a year earlier in June 2020, the largest increase in six months and slightly above market consensus of 4.7 percent, as the economy gradually emerged from COVID-19 pandemic and more factories reopened their activity. Output rose for manufacturing (5.1 percent vs 5.2 percent in May), mining (1.7 percent vs 1.1 percent), and utilities (5.5 percent vs 3.6 percent). Among major industries, production grew for electrical machinery (8.7 percent), metal products (2.6 percent), general equipment manufacturing (7.4 percent), automotive (13.4 percent), computer, communications and other electronic equipment (12.6 percent) pharmaceuticals (3.9 percent), ferrous metal smelting (6.3 percent), non-metallic mineral products (4.8 percent), chemical raw materials (4 percent) and power equipment (6.3 percent). For the first six months of 2020, industrial production fell by 1.3 percent.

Industrial Production in China averaged 11.70 percent from 1990 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 29.40 percent in August of 1994 and a record low of -21.10 percent in January of 1990. This page provides - China Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Industrial Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

Industrial Production in China is expected to be 4.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in China to stand at 5.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Industrial Production is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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China Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.40 29.40 -21.10 1990 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-17 02:00 AM Mar -1.1% -13.5% -7.3% -7.7%
2020-05-15 02:00 AM Apr 3.9% -1.1% 1.5% 1%
2020-06-15 02:00 AM May 4.4% 3.9% 5% 4.5%
2020-07-16 02:00 AM Jun 4.8% 4.4% 4.7% 4.8%
2020-08-14 02:00 AM Jul 4.8% 6.2%
2020-09-15 02:00 AM Aug
2020-10-19 02:00 AM Sep
2020-11-16 02:00 AM Oct


News Stream
China Industrial Output Expands for 3rd Month
China's industrial production rose by 4.8 percent from a year earlier in June 2020, the largest increase in six months and slightly above market consensus of 4.7 percent, as the economy gradually emerged from COVID-19 pandemic and more factories reopened their activity. Output rose for manufacturing (5.1 percent vs 5.2 percent in May), mining (1.7 percent vs 1.1 percent), and utilities (5.5 percent vs 3.6 percent). Among major industries, production grew for electrical machinery (8.7 percent), metal products (2.6 percent), general equipment manufacturing (7.4 percent), automotive (13.4 percent), computer, communications and other electronic equipment (12.6 percent) pharmaceuticals (3.9 percent), ferrous metal smelting (6.3 percent), non-metallic mineral products (4.8 percent), chemical raw materials (4 percent) and power equipment (6.3 percent). For the first six months of 2020, industrial production fell by 1.3 percent.
2020-07-16
China Industrial Output Growth Below Forecasts
China's industrial production rose by 4.4 percent year-on-year in May 2020, missing market consensus of a 5 percent growth, suggesting the economy is still struggling to get back on track after the COVID-19 crisis. Output rose at faster pace for all sectors: manufacturing (5.2 percent vs 5.0 percent in April), mining (1.1 percent vs 0.3 percent) and utilities (3.6 percent vs 0.2 percent). Among major industries, output increased for electrical machinery (6.8 percent), metal products (3.6 percent), general equipment manufacturing (7.3 percent), food manufacturing (6.3 percent), automotive (12.2 percent), rubber and plastics (3.5 percent), pharmaceuticals (2 percent), ferrous metal smelting (6.1 percent), special equipment manufacturing (16.4 percent), non-metallic mineral products (5.5 percent), chemical raw materials and products (3.9 percent) and power equipment (4 percent). In contrast, agriculture output contracted 0.5 percent.
2020-06-15
China Industrial Output Rises More than Estimated
China's industrial production rose by 3.9 percent year-on-year in April 2020, reversing from a 1.1 percent fall in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 1.5 percent gain. This was the first growth in industrial output since December last year, as the economy slowly emerges from the COVID-19 outbreak. There was an upturn in both manufacturing output (5.0 % vs -1.8% in March) and utilities (0.2% vs -1.6%) while mining production slowed (0.3% vs 4.2%). Among major industries, output rose for electrical machinery (9%), metal products (8.9%), general equipment manufacturing (7.5%), food manufacturing (7.5%), automotive (5.8%), rubber and plastics (5.2%), pharmaceuticals (4.8%), ferrous metal smelting (4.6%), non-metallic mineral products (4.2%), agriculture (3%), chemical raw materials and products (3.2%). In contrast, production fell for power equipment (-0.2%).
2020-05-15
China Industrial Output Falls Less than Anticipated
China's industrial production dropped by 1.1 percent year-on-year in March 2020, after a 13.5 percent plunge in January-February and compared with market expectations of a 7.3 percent fall, due to a partial recovery in economic activity as restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak were gradually lifted. Output fell at a softer pace for both manufacturing (-1.8% vs -15.7%) and utilities (-1.6% vs -7.1%), while a rebound was seen in mining (4.2% vs -6.5%). Among major industries, output dropped for automotive (-22.4%), rubber and plastics (-5.5%), general equipment manufacturing (-5.4%), agriculture (-4.8%), non-metallic mineral products (-4.5%), metal products (-1.6%), power equipment (-1.7%), and electrical machinery (-0.4%). In contrast, production grew for food manufacturing (5.7%), chemical raw materials and products (0.7%), pharmaceuticals (10.4%), and ferrous metal smelting (4.1%).
2020-04-17

China Industrial Production
In China, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities.