The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) – a survey of sentiment among factory owners – fell to 49.6 in September, from 50.1 in August. Photo: AFP
The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) – a survey of sentiment among factory owners – fell to 49.6 in September, from 50.1 in August. Photo: AFP

China’s economy faces multiplying risks as shrinking factory activity points to deeper slowdown

  • The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) – a survey of sentiment among factory owners – fell to 49.6 in September, from 50.1 in August
  • The survey points signals more trouble for China’s economy, which has been hit by crippling power cuts, high raw material prices and fresh Delta outbreaks

The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) – a survey of sentiment among factory owners – fell to 49.6 in September, from 50.1 in August. Photo: AFP
The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) – a survey of sentiment among factory owners – fell to 49.6 in September, from 50.1 in August. Photo: AFP
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