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%).

Industrial Production in China averaged 11.74 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 June of 2020. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

Industrial Production in China is expected to be 5.20 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 5.20 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
3.90 -1.10 29.40 -21.10 1990 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-01-17 02:00 AM Dec 6.9% 6.2% 5.9% 5.7%
2020-03-16 02:00 AM Jan-Feb -13.5% 6.9% 1.5% 1%
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 3.9% 2.8%
2020-07-16 02:00 AM Jun 5.2%
2020-08-14 02:00 AM Jul
2020-09-15 02:00 AM Aug


News Stream
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 Output Falls for 1st Time in 30 Years
China's industrial production plunged 13.5 percent year-on-year in January-February 2020, missing market expectations of 1.5 percent growth. This was the first drop in industrial output since at least 1990, amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak that caused business disruption and travel restrictions.Output dropped across all industries: transport equipment (-28.2 percent); general equipment (-28.2 percent); textiles (-27.2 percent); machinery (-24.7 percent); non-metal minerals (-21.1 percent); communication (-13.8 percent); chemicals (-12.3 percent); power equipment (-7.3 percent); and ferrous metals (-2.0 percent). Meanwhile, industrial exports slumped 19.1 percent.
2020-03-16
China Industrial Output Growth at 9-Month High in December
China's industrial production rose 6.9 percent year-on-year in December 2019, accelerating from a 6.2 percent increase in the previous month and easily beating market consensus of 5.9 percent. This was the sharpest yearly growth in industrial output since March last year, amid government support to prop up demand. By industry, production expanded for chemicals (7.7 percent vs 7.9 percent), non-metal minerals (8.4 percent vs 8.6 percent); ferrous metals (10.7 percent, the same as in November), general equipment (4.9 percent vs 6.2 percent), communication (11.6 percent vs 9.7 percent), machinery (12.4 percent vs 12.6 percent), textile (0.2 percent vs 2.5 percent), and power equipment (7.0 percent vs 6.8 percent). In contrast, transport equipment output slumped 6.8 percent, reversing a 0.1 percent increase in November. Considering full 2019, industrial production grew 5.7 percent from a year earlier.
2020-01-17

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.