Business / Macro

Electricity consumption in 2014 to grow 7%

[2014-02-25 15:01]

China's electricity consumption in 2014 is projected to grow 7 percent over last year, a drop from 2013's 7.5 percent rise, an industry association said.

Chinese incomes grew 8.1% last year

[2014-02-24 17:25]

Per capita disposable income in China reached 18,311 yuan ($2,993) in 2013, growing 8.1 percent in real terms, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Monday.

Consumer confidence soars in Nielsen index

[2014-02-20 05:20]

Chinese consumer confidence in the fourth quarter of 2013 reached its highest point in the past five years, fueled by rising disposable income and optimism in the job market, a Nielsen report said on Wednesday.

China innovation index up 6.2% in 2012

[2014-02-18 17:54]

The China Innovation Index (CII), a barometer of innovation capability, rose 6.2% in 2012 to 148.2 points.

China's January trade data not inflated: Ministry

[2014-02-18 17:32]

China's Commerce Ministry spokesman said the better-than-expected trade in January was not inflated by an inflow of speculative funds disguised as trade payments and that such suspicions are groundless.

China's GDP growth to slow to 7.62%

[2014-02-20 15:19]

China's GDP growth is expected to slow to 7.62 percent in 2014, down 0.08 percentage points from 2013, research by Xiamen University showed on Thursday.

Chinese migrant workers' wages up 13.9%

[2014-02-20 14:51]

Migrant workers, defined as those who have worked away from home for more than six months, earned an average of 2,609 yuan ($429.2) per month.

China's FDI inflow rises 16.11% in January

[2014-02-18 10:36]

Foreign direct investment into the Chinese mainland rose 16.11% year-on-year in January to reach $10.76 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said.

China's January PPI down 1.6%

[2014-02-14 10:35]

China's producer price index (PPI), a main gauge of inflation at the wholesale level, contracted 1.6% year on year in January.

China's inflation up 2.5% in January

[2014-02-14 09:55]

China's consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, rose 2.5% year-on-year in January, the same as the previous month.

Robust trade eases slowdown worries

[2014-02-13 08:27]

China's trade growth exceeded market expectations last month, taking the edge off worries about a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

China's 2013 service trade hits new high

[2014-02-13 09:29]

China's foreign trade in services in 2013 hit a new high of $540 billion, up 14.7 percent from the previous year, data with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) showed Wednesday.

China's January exports surged 10.6%

[2014-02-12 17:52]

China's exports in January reached $207.13 billion, up 10.6 percent from a year earlier and a far greater increase than the 4.3-percent rise in December, the General Administration of Customs said on Wednesday.

China foreign trade up 10.3% in January

[2014-02-12 10:50]

China's foreign trade volume climbed to $382.4 billion in January, according to new customs data.

Milestone set to be reached

[2014-02-09 23:49]

Even as China faced huge economic challenges last year, it may have knocked the US off its perch as the world’s largest goods trading nation.

Bright spots in China's economy 2013

[2014-01-28 16:58]

China's economy expanded 7.7 percent in 2013, overshooting the official target of 7.5 percent. Beneath the headline number, several pleasant changes were seen spreading across the economy.

China remains Vietnam's biggest trade partner in 2013

[2014-01-29 09:57]

China remained Vietnam's largest trade partner in 2013 with total turnover reaching $50.21 billion, up 22 percent year-on-year.

China's Jan services PMI falls to 50.7: HSBC

[2014-02-07 14:24]

China's services sector grew at its slowest pace in almost two and half years in January after firms secured a smaller volume of new business, a private survey showed.

China's non-manufacturing PMI drops in Jan

[2014-02-03 13:07]

The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China's non-manufacturing sector slipped for a third straight month in January due to slowdown in the real estate sector.

Steady year seen for wheat imports despite dry weather

[2014-01-30 07:36]

Winter wheat in China is usually planted between September and November, and harvested in the summer or early autumn of the following year.