China: Industrial output grows at quickest pace in six months in June
July 16, 2020
Industrial output grew 4.8% year-on-year in June (May: +4.4% yoy). June's result marked the strongest rise since December 2019 and was in line with the estimate that market analysts had expected.
Looking at the details of the release, manufacturing output weakened in June, while energy output gathered steam. Meanwhile, growth in mining and quarrying production also increased.
On a seasonally-adjusted monthly basis, industrial production rose at a more moderate pace of 1.3% in June (May: +1.5% mom). Meanwhile, the trend pointed down, with the annual average growth of industrial production coming in at 1.5%, down from May's 1.6%.