China’s factory activity cooled slightly in January, with the official purchasing managers’ index dropping to 50.0, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus impact on China’s manufacturing not ‘yet fully manifested’ even as factory output cools

  • The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) dropped to 50.0 in January, but the survey was conducted before the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
  • Officials warned that survey was conducted before January 20, so ‘impact of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus has not yet (been) fully manifested’
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China’s factory activity cooled slightly in January, with the official purchasing managers’ index dropping to 50.0, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. Photo: Xinhua