The Very Latest Economic Data

China Growth Tracker

World Economics
19 June 2020
Speed Read
  • China's Q1 GDP dropped by 6.8% due to Covid-19 virus effects.
  • Latest indicators suggest business activity is still falling in May and June but at a lessor rate.
  • New car sales bounced back to grow at a rate of 14.5% in May.
  • Total retail sales fell by 2.8% YnY in May, an improvement on April.
  • China's Industrial Production has recovered from the Q1 crash, maintaining solid growth in May.
  • The Li Keqiang Index fell to a 2 year low in April.

GDP Growth

Quarterly Real GDP Growth Q1 2007 – Q1 2020

Annual Real GDP Growth 1961-2019

Data for the last 50 years shows near continuous strong growth in the Chinese economy.


Leading & Composite Indicators

OECD Composite Leading Indicator

The (CLI) is designed “to provide early signals of turning points between expansions and slowdowns of economic activity” The CLI for China uses the following components: Production of chemical fertilizer (tonnes), monetary aggregate m2 (Renminbi). Production of manufactured crude steel (tonnes), 5000 Industrial Enterprises Diffusion Index, Overseas order level (%), buildings (m2), Production of motor vehicles (number), and the Shanghai Stock Exchange Turnover (Renminbi). 


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