The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI), released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday, was 49.8 in September up from 49.5 in August and above a survey of analysts by Bloomberg, the median forecast of which was 49.6. Photo: AFP

China’s manufacturing remained weak in September as activity contracted for fifth straight month, data shows

  • The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI), released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday, was 49.8
  • Non-manufacturing PMI came in at 53.7, below analysts’ expectations of a 53.9 reading. The figure was also down from August’s 53.8
Topic |   China economy

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The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI), released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday, was 49.8 in September up from 49.5 in August and above a survey of analysts by Bloomberg, the median forecast of which was 49.6. Photo: AFP
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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.

Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen is a Graduate Trainee reporter at The Post. She joined the team in 2019 after graduating with a degree in politics and journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Previously, she was an intern at Asian Private Banker, covering fintech and private banking. As a Filipino who grew up in Hong Kong, she speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog.