BEIJING -- China's business index, a major
measurement of company performance and development trends, was up to 146 in the
second quarter, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics
The indicator, produced on a survey of 19,500 companies nationwide, was 6.3
points higher than the first quarter level or 10.1 points higher than the same
period last year.
The manufacturing and power and water supply sectors recorded higher growth
in their respective indices. Manufacturing was 145.8, up 6.5 points
quarter-on-quarter or 11.8 points from the same period last year; while the
power and water supply averaged 148.3, up 11.3 points over the first-quarter or
9.8 points over the year-earlier level.
Transport, warehousing, mail, wholesale and retail enterprises had their
indicators remain roughly the same as the previous quarter, with indicators of
other categories of enterprises all rising.
In comparison with the same period last year, all sectors, except mining,
recorded growth in their indices.