China's industrial production increased by 7 percent year-on-year in November 2020, the most since March of 2019, and in line with market expectations, as activity continued to recover from the COVID-19 shock. Production rose for manufacturing (7.7 percent vs 7.5 percent in October), mining (2.0 percent vs 3.5 percent) and utilities (5.4 percent vs 4.0 percent). Among major industries, production expanded for chemicals (9.2 percent vs 8.8 percent), communication (9.3 percent vs 5 percent), electrical machinery (18 percent vs 17.6 percent), general equipment (10.2 percent vs 13.1 percent), ferrous metals (9.6 percent vs 11.2 percent), non-metal minerals (9.6 percent vs 9.3 percent), power equipment (5.1 percent vs 3.6 percent), and textiles (6.5 percent vs 9.5 percent). For the first eleven months of the year, industrial output rose by 2.3 percent. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

Industrial Production in China averaged 11.63 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 January of 2021.

Industrial Production in China is expected to be 7.10 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 4.40 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
7.00 6.90 29.40 -21.10 1990 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-15 02:00 AM Aug 5.6% 4.8% 5.1% 4.5%
2020-10-19 02:00 AM Sep 6.9% 5.6% 5.8% 5.7%
2020-11-16 02:00 AM Oct 6.9% 6.9% 6.5% 6.3%
2020-12-15 02:00 AM Nov 7% 6.9% 7% 7%
2021-01-18 02:00 AM Dec 7% 6.8% 7.1%
2021-03-15 02:00 AM Jan-Feb
2021-04-16 02:00 AM Mar
2021-05-17 02:00 AM Apr


News Stream
China Industrial Output Rises the Most in 20 Months
China's industrial production increased by 7 percent year-on-year in November 2020, the most since March of 2019, and in line with market expectations, as activity continued to recover from the COVID-19 shock. Production rose for manufacturing (7.7 percent vs 7.5 percent in October), mining (2.0 percent vs 3.5 percent) and utilities (5.4 percent vs 4.0 percent). Among major industries, production expanded for chemicals (9.2 percent vs 8.8 percent), communication (9.3 percent vs 5 percent), electrical machinery (18 percent vs 17.6 percent), general equipment (10.2 percent vs 13.1 percent), ferrous metals (9.6 percent vs 11.2 percent), non-metal minerals (9.6 percent vs 9.3 percent), power equipment (5.1 percent vs 3.6 percent), and textiles (6.5 percent vs 9.5 percent). For the first eleven months of the year, industrial output rose by 2.3 percent.
2020-12-15
China Industrial Output Growth Beats Consensus
China's industrial production increased by 6.9 percent year-on-year in October 2020, unchanged from the previous month's nine-month high and above market expectations of 6.5 percent, as activity continued to recover from the COVID-19 shock. Production rose for manufacturing (7.5 percent vs 7.6 percent in September), mining (3.5 percent vs 2.2 percent) and utilities (4.0 percent vs 4.5 percent). Among major industries, production grew for machinery (17.6 percent vs 15.9 percent), general equipment (13.1 percent vs 12.5 percent), chemicals (8.8 percent vs 7.5 percent), communication (5 percent vs 8 percent), ferrous metals (11.2 percent vs 9 percent), non-metal minerals (9.3 percent vs 9 percent), power equipment (3.6 percent vs 4.2 percent), and textiles (9.5 percent vs 5.6 percent). For the first ten months of the year, industrial output rose by 1.8 percent.
2020-11-16
China September Industrial Output Easily Beats Forecasts
China's industrial production increased by 6.9 percent year-on-year in September 2020, the most since December 2019 and above market expectations of 5.8 percent growth, as activity continued to recover from the COVID-19 shock. Production rose for manufacturing (7.6 percent vs 6 percent in August), mining (2.2 percent vs 1.6 percent) and utilities (4.5 percent vs 5.8 percent). Among major industries, production grew for machinery (15.9 percent vs 15.1 percent), general equipment (12.5 percent vs 10.9 percent), chemicals (7.5 percent vs 6.9 percent), communication (8 percent vs 8.7 percent), ferrous metals (9 percent vs 9.2 percent), non-metal minerals (9 percent vs 5 percent), power equipment (4.2 percent vs 5.9 percent), textiles (5.6 percent vs 3.3 percent), and transport equipment (3.9 percent vs -0.3 percent). For the first nine months of the year, industrial output rose by 1.2 percent.
2020-10-19
China Industrial Output Growth Beats Forecasts
China's industrial production rose by 5.6 percent from a year earlier in August 2020, the most since December 2019 and above market expectations of 5.1 percent, as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 shock. Output expanded for manufacturing (6 percent, the same as in July), electricity (5.8 percent vs 1.7 percent) and mining (1.6 percent vs -2.6 percent). Among major industries, production grew for machinery (15.1 percent vs 15.6 percent), communication (8.7 percent vs 11.8 percent), general equipment (10.9 percent vs 9.6 percent), ferrous metals (9.2 percent vs 7.9 percent), chemicals (6.9 percent vs 4.7 percent), non-metal minerals (5 percent vs 3.1 percent), power equipment (5.9 percent vs 1.7 percent), and textiles (3.3 percent vs 0.7 percent). Meantime, transport equipment output fell less (-0.3 percent vs -1.4 percent). For the first eight months of the year, industrial output increased by 0.4 percent.
2020-09-15

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.