Official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.1 in September, up from 49.4 in August. Photo: AFP
Official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.1 in September, up from 49.4 in August. Photo: AFP

China’s factory activity expands for first time in 3 months, but ‘should be taken with a grain of salt’

  • Official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.1 in September, while the non-manufacturing gauge fell to 50.6
  • Caixin/Markit manufacturing PMI fell to 48.1 in September from 49.5 in August, marking the second month of contraction

Official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.1 in September, up from 49.4 in August. Photo: AFP
Official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.1 in September, up from 49.4 in August. Photo: AFP
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