The Very Latest Economic Data

China Growth Tracker

World Economics
15 July 2021
Speed Read
  • Official data states that China's GDP grew at 7.9% in Q2 2021 after the 18.3% increase in Q1.
  • Latest indicators suggest business activity is now growing above pre-covid levels.
  • New car sales have eased further but remain in the pre-2020 range.
  • Total retail sales grew by 12.4% YnY in May.
  • China's Industrial Production grew by 12.4% YnY in May.

GDP Growth

Quarterly Real GDP Growth Q1 2007 – Q2 2021

Annual Real GDP Growth 1961-2020

Data for the last 50 years shows near continuous strong growth in the Chinese economy.


Leading & Composite Indicators

OECD Composite Leading Indicator

The (CLI) is designed “to provide early signals of turning points between expansions and slowdowns of economic activity” The CLI for China uses the following components: Production of chemical fertilizer (tonnes), monetary aggregate m2 (Renminbi). Production of manufactured crude steel (tonnes), 5000 Industrial Enterprises Diffusion Index, Overseas order level (%), buildings (m2), Production of motor vehicles (number), and the Shanghai Stock Exchange Turnover (Renminbi).