The Very Latest Economic Data

China Growth Tracker

World Economics
24 March 2021
Speed Read
  • Official data states that China's GDP grew at 6.5% in Q4 after the drop of 6.8% earlier last year.
  • Latest indicators suggest business activity is growing faster rates month-on-month.
  • New car sales continue to bounce back, growing at a rate of 14% in February.
  • Total retail sales grew by 16.9% YnY in February.
  • China's Industrial Production has recovered to pre-2020 levels and at a 7 year high in February.

GDP Growth

Quarterly Real GDP Growth Q1 2007 – Q4 2020

Annual Real GDP Growth 1961-2020

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).