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PMI Quarterly on China Manufacturing (4Q 2018)

PMI indicates a slowing economy in China

  • Output growth moderates.
  • New orders index dips into contractionary zone.
  • Backlogs of orders index falls slightly in December.
  • Stocks of finished goods decrease at a relatively slow pace.
  • Purchasing activities post a small decrease.
  • Input prices index plunges.
  • Ex-factory prices index stays below critical 50-mark in December.
  • Imports index trends downward.
  • Manufacturing employment continues to decrease.
  • Suppliers’ delivery quickens slightly.
  • Purchasing managers become less optimistic.
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