Economic Data

Our economic data sheets inform about key values of the bilateral trade and German investment in China.

The China Economic Outlook reports reveal a variety of significant key figures as well as an overview on the political and economic situation in China to enable an assessment of the current status and provide a foundation for all future prognosis.

Economic Data Sheet November 2019

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  • Deflation risks increased again as the producer price index fell 1.6% year on year
  • Industrial production made a sharp fall to 4.7% from 5.8% a month before
  • China’s foreign trade picked up from a very weak September, though still contracting year on year

China Economic Update Q3 2019

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  • Chinese economy grew 6% in the third quarter (Q2) over a year before, adding to a 6.2% expansion by Q3
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing plummeted deeper from Q2
  • The pace of profits contraction of foreign companies slowed, from 8.4% by June to 4.2% by September

Economic Data Sheet October 2019

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  • Deflation risks increased significantly as the producer price index fell for the sixth consecutive month to -1.2%
  • Industrial production made a strong increase to 5.8% from the 4.4% a month before
  • German direct investment made a 4 month high to hit $0.16 bn, while Sino-German trade reversed the previous contraction

Economic Data Sheet September 2019

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  • Industrial production down to 4.4% in August from 4.8% in July
  • Retail sales down to 7.5% from 7.6% previously
  • Fixed asset investment down to 5.5% from 5.7% previously