China manufacturing purchasing managers (PMI) index dropped to 49.3 in October from 49.8 in September, below expectations. Photo: AFP
China manufacturing purchasing managers (PMI) index dropped to 49.3 in October from 49.8 in September, below expectations. Photo: AFP

China manufacturing slumps for sixth straight month, October PMI below expectations

  • China’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) dropped to 49.3 in October from 49.8 in September, below expectations
  • China’s non-manufacturing PMI also fell to 52.8 in October from 53.7 in September, also below expectations

China manufacturing purchasing managers (PMI) index dropped to 49.3 in October from 49.8 in September, below expectations. Photo: AFP
China manufacturing purchasing managers (PMI) index dropped to 49.3 in October from 49.8 in September, below expectations. Photo: AFP
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