City skyline in China

China Industry February 2018

China: Industrial production growth firms up in January-February

Industrial production grew 7.2% year-on-year in the January-February period, up from a 6.2% rise registered in December, and beating market expectations of a 6.1% expansion. The National Bureau of Statistics of China releases combined data for the first two months of the year in order to smooth out distortions caused by the timing of the week-long Lunar New Year celebrations.

The January-February figure was cemented by accelerating growth in electricity, gas and water supply as well as in manufacturing output. Moreover, the mining sector returned to growth in the same period.

On a monthly basis, industrial production expanded 0.57% in seasonally-adjusted terms in February, matching January’s result. The trend pointed upward in February, with annual average growth in industrial production inching up from 6.6% in January to 6.7% in February.

China Industrial Production Forecast

Free sample report

Access essential information in the shortest time possible. FocusEconomics provide hundreds of consensus forecast reports from the most reputable economic research authorities in the world.
Close Left Media Arrows Left Media Circles Right Media Arrows Right Media Circles Arrow Quote Wave Address Email Telephone Man in front of screen with line chart Document with bar chart and magnifying glass Application window with bar chart Target with arrow Line Chart Stopwatch Globe with arrows Document with bar chart in front of screen Bar chart with magnifying glass and dollar sign Lightbulb Document with bookmark Laptop with download icon Calendar Icon Nav Menu Arrow Arrow Right Long Icon Arrow Right Icon Chevron Right Icon Chevron Left Icon Briefcase Icon Linkedin In Icon Full Linkedin Icon Filter Facebook Linkedin Twitter Pinterest