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The Sales Managers Index: China

The First Data on Economic Activity Levels in China - Every Month
Released: 29 April 2019

April All-Sector China Sales Managers Index Data Shows Economic Activity Continuing to Slow

  • The Headline Sales Index moved down in April to 50.8, suggesting growth overall is very modest
  • Sales Managers continue to report a stagnant jobs market
  • The overall picture shown by the Indexes is one of a continuation of the slowdown in growth seen in recent years
Manufacturing, Services and other sector sales activity taken together was very modest in April.

The Headline Index is only marginally above the no growth line, and the sub-indexes confirm growth remains subdued.

The most worrying signs remain visible in the Job and Profit Indexes, both of which continue to register falls in activity.


China: Headline Sales Managers’ Index (SMI)

 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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