China's industrial production increased by 8.5 percent year-on-year in March 2019, following a 5.3 percent rise in the previous month and beating market consensus of a 5.9 percent gain. It was the biggest gain in industrial output since July 2014, as production advanced further for manufacturing (9 percent vs 5.6 percent in Q4), utilities (7.7 percent vs 6.8 percent), and mining (4.6 percent vs 0.3 percent). By industry, output rose at a faster pace for transport equipment (13.6 percent vs 7.9 percent); machinery (15.2 percent vs 8 percent); non-metal minerals (15.4 percent vs 8.8 percent); textiles (9 percent vs 0.2 percent); general equipment (14.1 percent vs 4.4 percent); communication (10.2 percent vs 6 percent); ferrous metals (8.5 percent vs 7.5 percent); chemicals (7.1 percent vs 4.3 percent); and power equipment (7.2 percent vs 6.1 percent). Considering the first quarter of the year, industrial production went up 6.5 percent. On a monthly, factory output rose 1 percent. Industrial Production in China averaged 12.05 percent from 1990 until 2019, 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.

Industrial Production in China is expected to be 5.80 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 5.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Industrial Production is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-14 02:00 AM Industrial Production YoY 5.4% 5.9% 5.9% 6%
2019-01-21 02:00 AM Industrial Production YoY 5.7% 5.4% 5.3% 5.4%
2019-03-14 02:00 AM Industrial Production YoY 5.3% 5.7% 5.5% 5.6%
2019-04-17 02:00 AM Industrial Production YoY 8.5% 5.3% 5.9% 6.2%
2019-05-15 02:00 AM Industrial Production YoY 8.5% 5.9%
2019-06-14 02:00 AM Industrial Production YoY 5.4%
2019-07-15 02:00 AM Industrial Production YoY 5.8%


China Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 50.50 49.20 59.20 38.80 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 54.40 51.10 54.70 50.00 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 54.80 54.30 62.20 50.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.80 49.90 52.30 47.20 [+]
Industrial Production 8.50 5.30 29.40 -21.10 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.00 0.46 1.32 0.13 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 9.00 5.60 11.40 5.50 percent [+]
New Orders 51.60 50.60 65.10 32.30 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 14186.00 11054.00 14186.00 3.00 CNY HML [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 2520000.00 1481602.00 3060271.00 88416.00 [+]
Car Production 2089800.00 1140300.00 2669100.00 215533.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 2019400.00 1219500.00 2672300.00 213534.00 [+]
Internet Speed 7583.32 6295.74 7583.32 635.70 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 98862937.00 104032031.00 119094184.00 28818357.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 70988.00 75013.00 82552.00 4918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 4.60 0.30 7.90 -3.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.90 76.00 78.00 72.90 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 72.61 71.76 72.61 4.55 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 28.00 28.00 34.00 26.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.90 50.70 53.70 48.00 [+]
Cement Production 17971.10 18394.00 23427.00 781.50 Ten Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 39.00 41.00 41.00 21.60 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 87.00 77.00 100.00 40.00 [+]
Corporate Profits 708010.00 6635140.00 7518710.00 1617.00 CNY Million [+]
Ease of Doing Business 46.00 78.00 99.00 46.00 [+]
Electricity Production 620000.00 554300.00 640500.00 41760.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


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. This page provides - China Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Industrial Production - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.50 5.30 29.40 -21.10 1990 - 2019 percent Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina -8.50 Feb/19
Australia 2.80 Sep/18
Brazil 2.00 Feb/19
Canada 1.19 Jan/19
China 8.50 Mar/19
Euro Area -0.30 Feb/19
France 0.60 Feb/19
Germany -0.40 Feb/19
India 0.10 Feb/19
Indonesia -4.00 Feb/19
Italy 0.90 Feb/19
Japan -1.10 Feb/19
Mexico -0.80 Feb/19
Netherlands -0.30 Feb/19
Russia 1.20 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 2.34 Sep/18
Singapore 0.70 Feb/19
South Africa 0.60 Feb/19
South Korea -2.70 Feb/19
Spain -0.30 Feb/19
Switzerland 5.10 Dec/18
Turkey -5.10 Feb/19
United Kingdom 0.10 Feb/19
United States 2.80 Mar/19


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