Released: 22 October 2018

Sales Managers Report Services Sector Remains Bright Spot
in China’s Economic Slowdown

  • Market and Sales Growth Indexes remain positive
  • Headline and Business Confidence Indexes reflect modest continuing growth and confidence in the future
  • Negatives are rising prices and a tepid job market

The October Sales Managers Indexes seen together suggest that the Services and related Consumer sectors are weathering the overall slowdown in Chinese economic activity better than the more traditional industrial sectors.


China: Headline Sales Managers’ Index (SMI) for Services

 The Headline Sales Managers' Index (SMI) - a composite indicator designed to provide the most up-to-date assessment of business activity.




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  • HEADLINE SALES MANAGERS’ INDEX (SMI)
  • BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX
  • MARKET GROWTH INDEX
  • SALES GROWTH INDEX
  • PRICES CHARGED INDEX
  • STAFFING LEVELS INDEX

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