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China Investment August 2019

China: Investment growth moderates in January–August

Urban fixed asset investment expanded 5.5% year-to-date in August, below the 5.7% increase in January–July and market expectations of a 5.7% increase.

The result reflected a stronger contraction in the primary sector and a slowdown in investment in the secondary sector. Conversely, investment growth in the tertiary sector accelerated in the same period. Meanwhile, property investment growth slowed to an eight-month low.

In terms of ownership, investment growth in fixed assets of state-owned enterprises was stable but, conversely, decelerated among private companies in January–August.

On a month-on-month basis, investment in urban fixed assets rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.40% in August, marginally down from the 0.41% expansion in July.

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