China’s purchasing managers’ index for June was unchanged from May at 49.4, suggesting a further contraction in activity. Photo: Reuters

China’s manufacturing activity remains sluggish in June as higher US tariffs kick in

  • Purchasing managers’ index unchanged from May at 49.5, suggesting further contraction in the sector
  • Non-manufacturing PMI shows continued expansion but at a slower rate
Topic |   China economy

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China’s purchasing managers’ index for June was unchanged from May at 49.4, suggesting a further contraction in activity. Photo: 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.

Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung joined the Post in 2017 after more than 15 years' experience on global newswires in Hong Kong and Shanghai. She spent eight years in Shanghai and has received awards for best feature, analysis and agenda-setting.