China’s August Non-Manufacturing PMI Falls to 53.9

Following is a table for China’s non-manufacturing purchasing manager’s index (PMI) in August released by the Beijing-based National Bureau of Statistics and Federation of Logistics and Purchasing.

The non-manufacturing PMI, is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questionnaires sent to purchasing executives of 1200 companies in 27 non-manufacturing industries.

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                             Aug.   July   June    May  April  March   Feb.
                             2013   2013   2013   2013   2013   2013   2013
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                          --------------------- Index ---------------------
Non-manufacturing PMI        53.9   54.1   53.9   54.3   54.5   55.6   54.5
 New Orders                  50.9   50.3   50.3   50.1   50.9   52.0   51.8
 Input Prices                57.1   58.2   55.0   54.4   51.1   55.3   56.2
 Price Charged               51.2   52.4   50.6   50.7   47.6   50.0   51.1
 Expectations                62.9   63.9   61.8   62.9   62.5   62.4   62.7

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                             Aug.   July   June    May  April  March   Feb.
                             2013   2013   2013   2013   2013   2013   2013
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                          ---------- Month-on-month level change ----------
Non-manufacturing PMI        -0.2    0.2   -0.4   -0.2   -1.1    1.1   -1.7
 New Orders                   0.6      0    0.2   -0.8   -1.1    0.2   -1.9
 Input Prices                -1.1    3.2    0.6    3.3   -4.2   -0.9     -2
 Price Charged               -1.2    1.8   -0.1    3.1   -2.4   -1.1    0.2
 Expectations                -1.0    2.1   -1.1    0.4    0.1   -0.3    1.3
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Note 1: 3-month averages are calculated by Bloomberg News. Note 2: Figures are seasonally adjusted.

Source: National Bureau of Statistics

China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing

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