China Industrial Production

Industrial production in China rose 6.0 percent from a year earlier in May of 2016, the same pace as in April and slightly above market forecasts of a 5.9 percent growth. By categories, manufacturing output grew by 7.2 percent, followed by electricity, gas and water production and water supply (+2.4 percent). In contrast, the mining sector fell 2.3 percent. On a monthly basis, industrial production increased 0.45 percent in May, compared with a 0.47 percent rise in April. Meanwhile, fixed-asset investment grew by 9.6 percent in January to May 2016, compared to 10.5 percent in the first four months of 2016 and below market expectations of a 10.5 percent rise. It was the the first time since 2000 Chinese investment growing less than 10.0 percent. Investment by private firms rose 3.9 percent year-on-year, following a 5.2 percent growth in January to April 2016 and marking the lowest expansion on record. Industrial Production in China averaged 12.61 percent from 1990 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 29.40 percent in August of 1994 and a record low of -21.10 percent in January of 1990. Industrial Production in China is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics of China. In China, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities. This page provides – China Industrial Production – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.