China Business Confidence: Net Balance

2005 - 2021 | Monthly | % Point | CEIC Data

China Business Confidence: Net Balance added 2.2% points in Apr 2021, compared with an increase of 3.8 % points in the previous month. China Business Confidence: Net Balance is updated monthly, available from Jan 2005 to Apr 2021, with an averaged number of 2.4 % points. The data reached an all-time high of 18.4 % points in Apr 2008 and a record low of -28.6 % points in Feb 2020. CEIC calculates Business Confidence Net Balance by rescaling monthly Purchasing Managers' Index. The National Bureau of Statistics provides Purchasing Managers' Index with range from 0 to 100 with neutral point 50. Business Confidence covers Manufacturing sector only.

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China Business Confidence: Net Balance

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
2.2 Apr 2021 3.8 Mar 2021 -28.6 Feb 2020 18.4 Apr 2008 % Point monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (% Point) -5.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2021
Armenia (% Point) 7.4 Jun 2016 quarterly Sep 2005 - Jun 2016
Australia (% Point) 19.8 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2006 - Mar 2021
Austria (% Point) 12.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Apr 2021
Belarus (% Point) 8.2 Aug 2014 monthly Dec 2005 - Aug 2014
Belgium (% Point) 4.6 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Apr 2021
Brazil (% Point) 9.2 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Bulgaria (% Point) -0.9 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2021
Canada (% Point) 45.8 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 2000 - Mar 2021
Chile (% Point) 16.2 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2003 - Mar 2021
China (% Point) 2.2 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2021
Colombia (% Point) 6.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2021
Croatia (% Point) 5.2 Apr 2021 monthly May 2008 - Apr 2021
Cyprus (% Point) -6.0 Apr 2021 monthly May 2002 - Apr 2021
Czech Republic (% Point) 4.0 Apr 2021 monthly Mar 1993 - Apr 2021
Denmark (% Point) 1.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2021
Estonia (% Point) 14.3 Apr 2021 monthly May 2001 - Apr 2021
European Union (% Point) -8.7 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 1985 - Jan 2020
Finland (% Point) 9.8 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2021
France (% Point) 1.5 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Apr 2021
Georgia (% Point) -17.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2021
Germany (% Point) 25.3 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Apr 2021
Greece (% Point) -5.8 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Apr 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (% Point) -17.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2021
Hungary (% Point) -0.6 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2021
Iceland (% Point) 64.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
India (% Point) 19.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2000 - Jun 2021
Indonesia (% Point) 10.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Jun 2021
Israel (% Point) 28.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2015 - Mar 2021
Italy (% Point) 1.8 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Apr 2021
Japan (% Point) -7.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Kazakhstan (% Point) 6.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
South Korea (% Point) -2.0 May 2021 monthly Feb 2003 - May 2021
Latvia (% Point) 3.0 Apr 2021 monthly Apr 1993 - Apr 2021
Lithuania (% Point) 3.0 Apr 2021 monthly Apr 2003 - Apr 2021
Luxembourg (% Point) 1.8 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Apr 2021
North Macedonia (% Point) 28.0 Mar 2021 monthly Apr 2001 - Mar 2021
Malaysia (% Point) 11.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2021
Malta (% Point) 36.0 Apr 2021 monthly Nov 2002 - Apr 2021
Mauritius (% Point) 2.4 Jun 2018 quarterly Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Mexico (% Point) -9.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2021
Mozambique (% Point) -17.3 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Jan 2021
Netherlands (% Point) 6.5 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Apr 2021
New Zealand (% Point) 27.2 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2002 - Mar 2021
Nigeria (% Point) 2.5 Dec 2020 monthly Feb 2018 - Dec 2020
Norway (% Point) 20.9 Mar 2021 monthly Feb 2004 - Mar 2021
Pakistan (% Point) 15.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 2018 - Feb 2021
Palestinian Territory (% Point) -24.1 Mar 2021 monthly Apr 2013 - Mar 2021
Peru (% Point) 2.4 Mar 2021 monthly Apr 2002 - Mar 2021
Philippines (% Point) 40.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2021
Poland (% Point) -7.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jul 2005 - Apr 2021
Portugal (% Point) -4.2 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1987 - Apr 2021
Qatar (% Point) 20.2 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2014 - Jun 2020
Romania (% Point) 3.5 Apr 2021 monthly Jul 1991 - Apr 2021
Russia (% Point) 0.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2017 - Apr 2021
Serbia (% Point) 3.6 Apr 2021 monthly May 2013 - Apr 2021
Singapore (% Point) 1.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
Slovakia (% Point) 10.3 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2021
Slovenia (% Point) 9.0 Apr 2021 monthly May 1995 - Apr 2021
South Africa (% Point) 14.8 Mar 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2021
Spain (% Point) -3.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Sri Lanka (% Point) 34.0 Mar 2021 monthly May 2015 - Mar 2021
Sweden (% Point) 27.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Switzerland (% Point) 32.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Taiwan (% Point) 27.2 Mar 2018 monthly May 2012 - Mar 2018
Thailand (% Point) 0.2 Mar 2021 monthly Feb 1999 - Mar 2021
Turkey (% Point) 7.4 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Apr 2021
Ukraine (% Point) 2.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2012 - Dec 2020
United Kingdom (% Point) -16.4 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1985 - Dec 2020
United States (% Point) 29.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1948 - Mar 2021
Uruguay (% Point) -24.5 Feb 2021 monthly Oct 1998 - Feb 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1995 - Mar 2021
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -117,648.866 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 179,068.946 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 4.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 3,201,622.5 2020 yearly 2005 - 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 20.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (RMB bn) 55,314.710 2026 yearly 1982 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (RMB bn) 139,142.930 2026 yearly 1995 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (RMB bn) 45,591.420 2026 yearly 1982 - 2026
Foreign Debts: Qtr: Total (USD mn) 2,294,400.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2020
Foreign Debts: Qtr: Long Term (USD mn) 998,800.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.705 2026 yearly 1998 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 13,798.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 241,134.2 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 27.4 Mar 2021 monthly May 2009 - Mar 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 15,108,257.682 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 4,514,212.640 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 12,938,349.412 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 227,336.2 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 32.7 Mar 2021 monthly May 2009 - Mar 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 19,278,814.189 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 9,841,940.844 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 46,502.736 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 17,290.384 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2021
CN: Exports: fob: Emerging and Developing Economies: Emerging and Developing Asi... (USD mn) 12,559.119 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1990 - Jan 2021
Trade Index: Export: Value (Prev Year=100) 110.900 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Trade Index: Export: Quantum (Prev Year=100) 110.300 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Trade Index: Export: Unit Value (Prev Year=100) 100.500 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Trade Index: Import: Value (Prev Year=100) 99.800 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Trade Index: Import: Quantum (Prev Year=100) 104.700 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Trade Index: Import: Unit Value (Prev Year=100) 95.400 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Automobile: Exports: Total (USD mn) 9,281.461 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2021
Automobile: Exports: MC: Sedan (USD mn) 432.518 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2021
Automobile: Exports: MC: Bus (USD mn) 612.262 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2021
Automobile: Exports: Motorcycle (USD mn) 515.967 Mar 2021 monthly Mar 2003 - Mar 2021
Automobile: Imports: Total (USD mn) 7,857.955 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2021
Imports: Computed Tomography Apparatus (USD th) 92,098.563 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
Imports: Other, Apparatus Based on the Use of X-rays for Medical (USD th) 66,760.689 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
Exports: Massage Apparatus (USD th) 172,419.213 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
Imports: Other Needles, Catheters, Cannulae and the Like (USD th) 152,633.684 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
Exports: Adhesive Plasters (USD th) 45,585.795 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
Exports: Other Needles, Catheters, Cannulae and the Like (USD th) 96,906.178 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
CN: Steel: Import: Steel Product: Rod & Bar (Ton th) 224.867 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
CN: Steel: Import: Steel Product: Sheet & Plate (Ton th) 969.343 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 29,713.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 123,765.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 2.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 86,174.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 43,747.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 110,754.399 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 67,007.091 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 2,400,790.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 16.3 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,316,400.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 8.9 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 128.763 2026 yearly 1997 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 2,150,251.971 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Services: Debit (USD mn) -96,000.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 130,200.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (USD mn) 10,400.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Reserve Asset (USD mn) -24,600.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Services (USD mn) -28,400.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Debit (USD mn) -758,700.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Asset (USD mn) -137,347.318 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Non-reserve: Liability (USD mn) 102,883.465 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Liability (USD mn) 102,883.465 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2020
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Account (FA) (USD mn) -50,445.440 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account (USD mn) -12.357 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Credit (USD mn) 888,900.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 100.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 60,700.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) -39,100.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Goods (USD mn) 193,600.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) -99,800.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Goods: Export (USD mn) 750,200.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) 4,100.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Goods: Import (USD mn) -556,600.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) -6,300.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Non-reserve (USD mn) -105,600.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Non-reserve: Asset (USD mn) -213,492.282 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Services: Credit (USD mn) 67,600.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
CN: FDI: Utilized: ytd: Manufacturing (USD mn) 41,174.210 Dec 2018 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2018
CN: FDI: Utilized: ytd: Mfg: Comm, Computer & Other Electronic Eq (USD mn) 8,408.270 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2018
CN: FDI: Utilized: ytd: Wholesale and Retail Trade (USD mn) 9,766.890 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2018
CN: FDI: Utilized: ytd: Real Estate (USD mn) 22,467.400 Dec 2018 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2018
CN: FDI: Utilized: ytd: Leasing and Commercial Service (USD mn) 18,874.590 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2018
Outward Direct Investment: ytd (USD mn) 31,790.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2008 - Mar 2021
Outward Investment: Hong Kong (USD mn) 90,550.077 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Outward Investment: Latin America: British Virgin Islands (USD mn) 8,682.573 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Outward Investment: Latin America: Cayman Islands (USD mn) -4,356.681 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Outward Investment: United States (USD mn) 3,806.685 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Outward Investment: Asia: Singapore (USD mn) 4,825.673 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Outward Investment: Financial Intermediation (USD mn) 19,949.295 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Outward Investment: Leasing and Commercial Service (USD mn) 41,790.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Outward Investment: Manufacturing (USD mn) 19,970.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Outward Investment: Information Transmission, Software and Information Technolog... (USD mn) 6,710.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Outward Investment: Wholesale and Retail Trade (USD mn) 16,070.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Industrial Enterprise: No of Loss Making Enterprise (Unit) 66,313.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2020
No of Business Entity: New Registration: ytd: Company (Unit mn) 5.898 Sep 2020 monthly Dec 2008 - Sep 2020
QFII: No of Institution: accumulated (Unit) 281.000 Apr 2015 monthly May 2003 - Apr 2015
QFII: Approved Investment Fund: accumulated (USD mn) 116,259.000 May 2020 monthly Jun 2003 - May 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 62.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 8,888,417.580 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 31,863,865.323 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Sep 2020
M2 Growth (%) 9.4 Mar 2021 monthly Mar 1997 - Mar 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 9.4 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 3,170,029.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 13.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 105,933.000 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1977 - Mar 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 9.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 33,719,483.806 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 38,637,515.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 10.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 2000 - Mar 2021
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 21.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
Credit to Households (USD bn) 8,920.605 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 32,742.760 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1985 - Sep 2020
Household Debt (USD mn) 10,034,903.5 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 27,536,423.120 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 12.61 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 182.37 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1992 - Mar 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence: Net Balance (% Point) 2.2 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2021
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 0.6 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2021
Leading Index (2015=100) 92.852 Feb 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2020
Coincident Index (2015=100) 76.044 Feb 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2020
Lagging Index (2015=100) 99.353 Feb 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2020

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