Manufacturing PMI drops to 50.5

January continued December's decline and indicated the lowest factory activity since August.

China's FDI inflow rises 16.11%

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 Tuesday.

China's inflation up 2.5% in January

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

China's January PPI down 1.6%

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

Robust trade eases slowdown worries

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 foreign trade up 10.3% in January

China posts service trade deficit in Jan

China's foreign trade in services had a deficit of 81.4 billion yuan ($13.3 billion) in January.

More Chinese cities see home prices decline

Home prices dropped month-on-month in more Chinese cities in January, adding to signs pointing to a gradually cooling property sector.

China's new loans reach 1.32 trillion yuan

China's new yuan-denominated lending reached 1.32 trillion yuan ($216 billion) in January, up 246.9 billion yuan year on year, the central bank said on Saturday.

China's 2013 service trade hits new high

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.

On road to trade excellence

China's rise as a strong trading nation will not only help it meet its domestic economic goals, but also deepen its ties with the world.

Prices flat, but growth prospects remain blurred

Considering that China's Lunar New Year was in late January this year, the reading shows that consumer prices remain stable and controllable.

Economists divided over surprising export strength

Reading between the lines, economists at home and abroad were divided over why the figure is so strong and its implications for the economy.

January trade: Strong growth but uncertainty remains

The high bases make the headline growth rate of export this January even more impressive.

Major Figures


Jan  Dec
Price Indexes
CPI 2.5%  2.5%
PPI -1.6%  -1.4%
Growth Indexes
PMI  50.5  51
Retail   13.6
Fixed-asset investment    19.6% 
Industrial output    9.7%
Export   $207.13b $207.7b
Import    $175.27b $182.1b
Surplus  $31.86b $25.6b
Financial Indexes
New loans    490b yuan
FDI $10.76b  $12.08b
Other Indexes
Fiscal revenue    953b yuan


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