China's FDI grows 27.48% in May
The amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) into China in May rose by 27.48 percent year-on-year to $8.13 billion, said Yao Jian, spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce (MOC), Saturday.
The figure brought the country's FDI to $38.92 billion in the first five months, an increase of 14.31 percent from a year earlier.
Yao said that in the first five months, FDI mainly flowed into the manufacturing sector, accounting for 47.32 percent of the total, despite a fall of 3.85 percent in the amount.[full story]
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China's CPI rises 3.1% in May
China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 3.1 percent year-on-year in May, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced here Friday.
The May figure was up 0.3 percentage points from April's rise of 2.8 percent. It also surpassed the central government's targeted 3 percent annual inflation limit.[full story]
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China's May PPI up 7.1%
China's producer price index (PPI), a major measure of inflation at the wholesale level, increased by 7.1 percent year-on-year in May, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced today.
The increase of PPI in the first five months this year reached 5.9 percent, compared with the same period last year.[full story]
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China's May new lending drops to $93.6b
China's new yuan-dominated lending in May shrank to 639.4 billion yuan ($93.6 billion) from 774 billion yuan in April, the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, said in a statement Friday.
China's broad money supply (M2), which covers cash in circulation and all deposits, increased 21 percent year-on-year to 66.34 trillion yuan by the end of May, according to the PBOC statement on its website.[full story]
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China's urban fixed asset investment up 25.9% in first 5 months
Urban fixed asset investment in China for the first five months rose 25.9 percent year-on-year to 6.74 trillion yuan ($986.76 billion), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced Friday.
The growth rate was 0.2 percentage points down from that for the first four months, according to the NBS.[full story]
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China's retail sales up 18.7% in May
China's retail sales increased by 18.7 percent in May over the same period last year, and totaled 1,245.5 billion yuan ($182 billion), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced today.
The growth rate was 3.5 percentage points higher than the same period last year and 0.2 percentage points higher than April's, said NBS spokesman Sheng Laiyun.[full story]
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May industrial output grows 16.5%
China's industrial output grew by 16.5 percent in May year-on-year, 1.3 percentage points lower than April's 17.8
percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced today.
The growth rate was 7.6 percentage points higher than in May last year, but 1.3 percentage points lower than April's, said Sheng Laiyun, a spokesman with the NBS.[full story]
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China's home prices rise 12.4% in May
Home prices in 70 large and medium-sized Chinese cities rose by 12.4 percent year-on-year in May, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in a statement Thursday.
The growth rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than that of April, as property sales in first-tier cities, including, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, contracted following a string of government measures to rein in price rises.[full story]
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China's exports up 48.5% in May
China's exports in May totaled $131.7 billion, up 48.5 percent from a year ago and 18.1 percent from April,the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said on Thursday. The figure is much higher than previous expectation.
Combining imports and exports, China's May external trade rose 48.4 percent year-on-year to $243.9 billion, among it imports reached $112.2 billion, up 48.3 percent year-on-year.[full story]
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