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PMI Quarterly on China Manufacturing (1Q 2018)

PMI indicates a pick-up in production and economic activities in China

  • Growth of production activities accelerates.
  • New orders expand at a faster pace.
  • Backlogs of orders index remains in contractionary zone.
  • Stocks of major inputs decrease at a slower pace.
  • Purchases of inputs index rebounds in March.
  • Input prices rise at a slower pace.
  • Ex-factory prices index falls below critical 50-mark.
  • Imports index rises to a seven-month high.
  • Employment index was slightly below 50.
  • Suppliers’ delivery time stays relatively stable.
  • Confidence among purchasing managers improves.

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