After months of lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, production at China’s small factories is returning to growth. Photo: Xinhua
After months of lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, production at China’s small factories is returning to growth. Photo: Xinhua

China small factory activity rises in May as coronavirus lockdowns end

  • Caixin manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rises to 50.7 in May from 49.4 in April
  • Manufacturers record fastest growth in nine years but demand subdued due to continued decline in export orders

After months of lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, production at China’s small factories is returning to growth. Photo: Xinhua
After months of lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, production at China’s small factories is returning to growth. Photo: Xinhua
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