China Investment April 2016

China

China: Investment growth decelerates in April

May 14, 2016

In the first four months of the year, urban fixed-asset investment (FAI), excluding rural households, expanded 10.5%. The reading came in below the 10.7% increase registered in the January-March period and undershot the 11.0% rise the markets had expected.

The slower pace of growth observed in April reflected a deceleration in investment in the primary and services sectors, while the industry sector recorded a steady expansion in the same month. The closely-watched real estate development indicator accelerated in the first four months of the year to a 13-month high, suggesting that stronger momentum in the property sector is boosting overall investment.

A month-on-month comparison shows that investment in urban fixed assets rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.72% in April, which was down from the 0.84% increase tallied in March.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect fixed-asset investment to grow 10.4% in 2016, which is unchanged from last month’s Consensus. In 2017, the panel sees fixed-asset investment growth at 9.4%.


Author: Ricard Torné, Lead Economist

Sample Report

Looking for forecasts related to Investment in China? Download a sample report now.

Download

China Investment Chart


China Investment April 2016

Note: Month-on-month changes of seasonally adjusted urban fixed-asset investment index and annual growth rate (year-to-date) in %.
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS).


China Economic News

  • China: Inflation slows in November

    December 10, 2018

    Consumer prices fell 0.3% from the previous month in November, contrasting October’s 0.2% increase and marking the lowest print in eight months.

    Read more

  • China: Manufacturing sector slows to a standstill in November, PMI inches down to over two-year low

    November 30, 2018

    The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP) edged down to an over two-year low of 50.0% in November from 50.2% in October, undershooting market expectations of a stable 50.2% reading.

    Read more

  • China: Growth in house prices inches up in October

    November 15, 2018

    House prices in 70 large- and medium-sized cities rose 1.0% in October in month-on-month terms according to a weighted average index calculated by Thomson Reuters from data issued by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

    Read more

  • China: Industrial production growth inches up in October

    November 14, 2018

    Industrial production expanded 5.9% year-on-year in October, up from a 5.8% rise in September and overshooting market expectations of 5.8%. October’s print mainly reflected faster growth in the mining and manufacturing sectors, while the dynamics in the production and distribution of electricity, heating power, gas and water softened compared to September. On a month-on-month basis, industrial production increased 0.48% in seasonally-adjusted terms in October, unchanged from September’s expansion.

    Read more

  • China: Investment growth accelerates to four-month high in October

    November 14, 2018

    Urban fixed asset investment expanded 5.7% annually in the first 10 months of the year, up from the 5.4% increase in the first 9 months of the year.

    Read more

More news

Search form