Industrial production in China increased 8.3% year-on-year in June of 2021, the lowest rate in 6 months, but above market forecasts of a 7.8% rise. Production fell for textiles (-1.3% vs -3% in May) and slowed for ferrous metals (4.1% vs 7.7%); transport equipment (6.8% vs 7.5%); and machinery (6.8% vs 18.7%). Meanwhile, production continued to increased for chemicals (9.8% vs 8.6%); non-metal minerals (8.7% vs 7.6%); general equipment (13.9% vs 13.8%). By products, falls were seen in production of cement (-2.9% vs -3.2%) and motor vehicles (-4.3% vs -4%) and slower output was recorded for electric power steel (3.0% vs 7.9%). For the first half of the year, industrial production grew 15.9 percent year-on-year. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

Industrial Production in China averaged 11.72 percent from 1990 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 35.10 percent in January of 2021 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 July of 2021.

Industrial Production in China is expected to be 4.40 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 4.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Industrial Production is projected to trend around 5.50 percent in 2022 and 5.10 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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China Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.30 8.80 35.10 -21.10 1990 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-16 02:00 AM Mar 14.1% 35.1% 17.2% 16%
2021-05-17 02:00 AM Apr 9.8% 14.1% 9.8% 10%
2021-06-16 07:00 AM May 8.8% 9.8% 9% 8.5%
2021-07-15 02:00 AM Jun 8.3% 8.8% 7.8% 8%
2021-08-16 02:00 AM Jul 8.3%
2021-09-15 02:00 AM Aug
2021-10-18 02:00 AM Sep
2021-11-15 02:00 AM Oct


News Stream
China Industrial Output Growth Weakest in 6 Months
Industrial production in China increased 8.3% year-on-year in June of 2021, the lowest rate in 6 months, but above market forecasts of a 7.8% rise. Production fell for textiles (-1.3% vs -3% in May) and slowed for ferrous metals (4.1% vs 7.7%); transport equipment (6.8% vs 7.5%); and machinery (6.8% vs 18.7%). Meanwhile, production continued to increased for chemicals (9.8% vs 8.6%); non-metal minerals (8.7% vs 7.6%); general equipment (13.9% vs 13.8%). By products, falls were seen in production of cement (-2.9% vs -3.2%) and motor vehicles (-4.3% vs -4%) and slower output was recorded for electric power steel (3.0% vs 7.9%). For the first half of the year, the industrial production grew 15.9 percent year-on-year.
2021-07-15
China Industrial Output Rises the Least so Far this Year
Industrial production in China increased 8.8% year-on-year in May of 2021, the lowest rate in 5 months, amid softer export orders, rising commodity prices and factory costs and as a virus outbreak in southern China disrupted port services and delayed deliveries. Still, figures came below market forecasts of a 9% rise. Production fell for textiles (-3% vs 2.5% in April) and slowed for chemicals (8.6% vs 8.7%); non-metal minerals (7.6% vs 12.6%); ferrous metals (7.7% vs 10.9%); general equipment (13.8% vs 14.9%); transport equipment (7.5% vs 7.7%); and machinery (18.7% vs 22.6%). By products, falls were seen in production of cement (-3.2% vs 6.3%) and motor vehicles (-4% vs 6.8%) and slower output was recorded for electric power (7.9% vs 11%); steel (7.9% vs 12.5%) and crude oil (4.4% vs 7.5%) while coal output rebounded (0.6% vs -1.8%).
2021-06-16
China Industrial Output Growth Slows in April
China's industrial production increased 9.8 percent year-on-year in April 2021, easing from a 14.1 percent rise in March and matching market consensus. By industry, production growth slowed for textiles (2.5 percent vs 7.5 percent in March); chemicals (8.7 percent vs 11.9 percent); non-metal minerals (12.6 percent vs 24.5 percent); ferrous metals (10.9 percent vs 12.3 percent); general equipment (14.9 percent vs 20.2 percent); transport equipment (7.7 percent vs 9.8 percent); machinery (22.6 percent vs 24.1 percent); communication (10.4 percent vs 12.2 percent); and power equipment (9.8 percent vs 13.6 percent). The data came in amid a low base last year when industrial production was hit by the coronavirus pandemic. For the first four months of the year, industrial output jumped by 20.3 percent.
2021-05-17
China Industrial Production Rises Less than Forecast
China's industrial production increased 14.1 percent year-on-year in March 2021, easing from a record 35.1 percent jump in January-February and missing market consensus of 17.2 percent. By industry, production growth slowed for textiles (7.5 percent vs 39.5 percent in January-February); chemicals (11.9 percent vs 30.8 percent); non-metal minerals (24.5 percent vs 44.8 percent); ferrous metals (12.3 percent vs 21.6 percent); general equipment (20.2 percent vs 62.4 percent); transport equipment (9.8 percent vs 48.9 percent); machinery (24.1 percent vs 69.4 percent); communication (12.2 percent vs 48.5 percent); and power equipment (13.6 percent vs 19.6 percent). The data comes amid a low base last year when industrial production dropped.1.1 percent, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. For the first three months of the year, industrial output jumped by 24.5 percent.
2021-04-16

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.