China’s National Bureau of Statistics said authorities in Guangdong broke the law by publishing a monthly economic indicator. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s National Bureau of Statistics said authorities in Guangdong broke the law by publishing a monthly economic indicator. Photo: EPA-EFE

Beijing says Guangdong government broke law by publishing PMI economic figures for seven years

  • As trade war bites, National Bureau of Statistics bans provincial purchasing managers’ index, saying local authorities did not have approval to publish it
  • Monthly gauge had been in existence for seven years and was regarded by analysts as an important indicator of economic conditions in export hub

China’s National Bureau of Statistics said authorities in Guangdong broke the law by publishing a monthly economic indicator. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s National Bureau of Statistics said authorities in Guangdong broke the law by publishing a monthly economic indicator. Photo: EPA-EFE
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