Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), manufacturing
| Latest value
For that indicator, we provide data for China from May 2018 to July 2022. The average value for China during that period was 50.49 index points with a minimum of 40.3 index points in February 2020 and a maximum of 54.9 index points in November 2020.
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Measure: index points
Source: Markit Economics
Definition: The manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is an indicator of economic health for the manufacturing sector. The purpose of the PMI is to provide information about current business conditions to company decision makers, analysts and purchasing managers. Each country PMI survey for the manufacturing sector is based on questionnaire responses that cover the following economic variables: output, new orders, new export orders, backlogs of work, output prices, input prices, suppliers’ delivery times, stocks of finished goods, quantity of purchases, stocks of purchases, employment, future output.
The manufacturing PMI is a number from 0 to 100. A PMI above 50 represents an expansion when compared with the previous month. A PMI reading under 50 represents a contraction, and a reading at 50 indicates no change.