The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell to 50.1 in April, a decrease on March’s performance of 50.5. Photos: Reuters

China’s PMI suffers surprise decline in April despite Beijing’s stimulus efforts

  • China’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell in April, suggesting Beijing’s stimulus is having muted impact on the economy
  • Manufacturing PMI fell to 50.1 in April, while non-manufacturing PMI fell to 54.3, both missing analysts’ higher expectations
Topic |   China economy

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The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell to 50.1 in April, a decrease on March’s performance of 50.5. Photos: Reuters
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.