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 August 2019

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  • Industrial production down to 4.8% from 6.3% in June
  • Retail sales down to 7.6% from 9.8% previously
  • Fixed asset investment down to 5.7% from 5.8% previously

China Economic Update Q2 2019

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  • Missing the expected 6.3%, Chinese economy grew 6.2% in the second quarter (Q2) over a year before
  • The slowdown in domestic consumption was even more alarming than the headline GDP growth may suggest
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing plummeted in Q2
  • The pace of profits slowdown of foreign companies slightly picked up, from 7.9% by March to 8.4% by June

Economic Data Sheet July 2019

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  • Industrial production up to 6.3% from 5.0% in May driven by mining sector
  • Retail sales up to 9.8% from 8.6% previously in May
  • Fixed asset investment up to 5.8% from May 5.6%

Economic Data Sheet June 2019

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  • Industrial production grew by 5%, hitting a 17-year low
  • Retail sales expanded to 8.6% from 7.2% previously, thought thanks to strong consumer product inflation
  • Fixed asset investment went down to 5.6% from 6.1% in April