Industrial production, a measurement of output in China’s manufacturing, mining and utilities sectors, grew by 3.9 per cent from a year earlier, following a 1.1 per cent contraction in March. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China’s uneven economic recovery continued in April, as industrial engine returned to growth

  • In April, China’s industrial output grew by 3.9 per cent, retail sales fell by 7.5 per cent and fixed asset investment fell by 10.3 per cent, suggesting an uneven recovery
  • Data suggests demand weaknesses remain, while for industrial engine overseas shutdowns will hamper growth before long
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Industrial production, a measurement of output in China’s manufacturing, mining and utilities sectors, grew by 3.9 per cent from a year earlier, following a 1.1 per cent contraction in March. Photo: Xinhua
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