China’s April Non-Manufacturing PMI Rises to 54.8

Following is a table for China’s non-manufacturing purchasing manager’s index (PMI) in April 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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                            April  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.   Oct.
                             2014   2014   2014   2014   2013   2013   2013
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                          --------------------- Index ---------------------
Non-manufacturing PMI        54.8   54.5   55.0   53.4   54.6   56.0   56.3
 New Orders                  50.8   50.8   51.4   50.9   51.0   51.0   51.6
 Input Prices                52.4   52.8   52.1   54.5   56.9   54.8   56.1
 Price Charged               49.4   49.5   49.0   50.1   52.0   49.5   51.4
 Expectations                61.5   61.5   59.9   58.1   58.7   61.3   60.5

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                            April  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.   Oct.
                             2014   2014   2014   2014   2013   2013   2013
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                          ---------- Month-on-month level change ----------
Non-manufacturing PMI         0.3   -0.5    1.6   -1.2   -1.4   -0.3    0.9
 New Orders                   0.0   -0.6    0.5   -0.1      0   -0.6   -1.8
 Input Prices                -0.4    0.7   -2.4   -2.4    2.1   -1.3   -0.6
 Price Charged               -0.1    0.5   -1.1   -1.9    2.5   -1.9    0.8
 Expectations                 0.0    1.6    1.8   -0.6   -2.6    0.8    0.4
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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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