The Caixin China General Services PMI fell to 55.0 in August from July’s 15-month high of 55.5 amid the recent wave of COVID-19 and the impact of adverse weather. Still, the latest print was the third straight month of growth in services activity, as new orders grew solidly with the rate of increase the second-steepest since October 2021 while broadly in line with the series average. Meantime, new export orders fell for the eighth straight month, down at a steeper rate than that in July; while employment declined for the second month running, with backlogs of work rising after a slight drop in July. On prices, input cost inflation accelerated to a four-month high, as food and marketing costs, labor, and raw materials were higher. Output charged rose fractionally amid efforts to stimulate sales. Finally, confidence strengthened to a nine-month high, attributed to hopes of a recovery in demand and improving the pandemic situation. source: Markit Economics

Services PMI in China averaged 52.07 points from 2012 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 58.40 points in June of 2020 and a record low of 26.50 points in February of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - China Services PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. China Services PMI - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2022.

Services PMI in China is expected to be 54.80 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the China Services PMI is projected to trend around 50.50 points in 2023 and 52.00 points in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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China Services PMI



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Services PMI 55.00 55.50 points Aug 2022
Manufacturing PMI 49.50 50.40 points Aug 2022
Composite PMI 53.00 54.00 points Aug 2022

China Services PMI
The Caixin China General Services PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questionnaires sent to purchasing executives in over 400 private service sector companies. The index tracks variables such as sales, employment, inventories and prices. A reading above 50 indicates that the services sector is generally expanding; below 50 indicates that it is generally declining.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55.00 55.50 58.40 26.50 2012 - 2022 points Monthly

News Stream
China Service Sector Growth Stays Robust
The Caixin China General Services PMI fell to 55.0 in August from July’s 15-month high of 55.5 amid the recent wave of COVID-19 and the impact of adverse weather. Still, the latest print was the third straight month of growth in services activity, as new orders grew solidly with the rate of increase the second-steepest since October 2021 while broadly in line with the series average. Meantime, new export orders fell for the eighth straight month, down at a steeper rate than that in July; while employment declined for the second month running, with backlogs of work rising after a slight drop in July. On prices, input cost inflation accelerated to a four-month high, as food and marketing costs, labor, and raw materials were higher. Output charged rose fractionally amid efforts to stimulate sales. Finally, confidence strengthened to a nine-month high, attributed to hopes of a recovery in demand and improving the pandemic situation.
2022-09-05
China Services Growth at 15-Month High
The Caixin China General Services PMI rose to 55.5 in July 2022 from 54.5 in June, pointing to the second straight month of growth. The latest print was also the sharpest pace of expansion in the service sector since April 2021, amid further improvement in the COVID-19 situation after an easing of lockdown measures with new orders rising the most since October 2021. However, new export orders fell for the seventh straight month, and employment fell modestly amid a slight decline in backlogs of work. On prices, input costs were stable, as food prices and wages were higher, but the prices of some bulk commodities fell. Output charged, meanwhile, went up at a marginal rate that was similar to those seen in the prior two months. Finally, confidence was at its strongest since November 2021, lifted by hopes for a recovery in demand. “In general, the eased COVID situation and curbs facilitated a continuous recovery in the economy," said Dr. Wang Zhe, senior economist at Caixin Insight.
2022-08-03
China Services Growth at 11-Month High: Caixin
The Caixin China General Services PMI surged to 54.5 in June 2022 from 41.4 in May, pointing to the first expansion in the sector in four months, amid improving the domestic COVID-19 situation and loosening lockdown measures. The latest reading also pointed to the sharpest increase in the sector since July 2021, with new orders returning to growth and softer decline in overseas demand. At the same time, employment fell to the softest pace in three months; while the level of outstanding business expanded at only a marginal rate with the rate of backlog accumulation increasing only slightly. On inflation, input cost inflation eased to a 25-month low, while output costs increased at a slower pace, as efforts to boost competitiveness and attract sales restricted overall pricing power. Finally, confidence was little-changed from May and remained below the series average.
2022-07-05