China’s Industrial Inflation above Expectations

17th October 2017
China's industrial inflation rose 6.9% y-o-y in September, far exceeding market consensus. Demand recovery, coupled with tighter control on industrial supply to curb environmental pollution led to faster industrial inflation. While consumer inflation was up 1.6% y-o-y, it was 0.2% slower than the previous reading but was still on par with financial street forecasts. Weaker food prices were believed to be a major laggard of consumer inflation.

China’s PMI on a 5-year high

10th October 2017
China's manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI was up 0.7 ppt and 2.0 ppt to 52.4% and 55.4%, respectively in Sep 2017, of which manufacturing PMI climbed for two straight months. Both PMIs hit new highs since May 2012 and Jun 2014.

China’s Inflation Beats Market Consensus in August

11th September 2017
On a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis, PPI rose 0.9% m-o-m, accelerating by 0.7 ppt compared to July’s headline reading. Core CPI, with volatile food and energy prices excluded, was steadily moving higher to 2.2% y-o-y in August. Looking ahead, core CPI will continue the reflation pace in light of the rising prices of non-food basket, particularly in service prices.

China Manufacturing PMI Rises Again

5th September 2017
China's manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI moved oppositely in Aug, 2017, of which manufacturing PMI climbed 0.3 ppt to 51.7%, reaching its second highest level this year. While non-manufacturing PMI declined 1.1 ppt to 53.4% due to “unfavorable weather conditions” according to the official statement, it was still within the prosperous band.  

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