China’s Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.6 in October from 50.0 in September. Photo: AFP
China’s Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.6 in October from 50.0 in September. Photo: AFP

China factory activity lifted by strong demand, but power shortages and rising costs weigh on production

  • The Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.6 in October from 50.0 in September
  • The index focuses on small, private firms unlike the official index whose respondents come mostly from larger, state-owned firms

Topic |   China's economic recovery
China’s Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.6 in October from 50.0 in September. Photo: AFP
China’s Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.6 in October from 50.0 in September. Photo: AFP
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