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The Sales Managers Index: China

The First Data on Economic Activity Levels in China - Every Month
Released: 28 January 2020

Sales Managers Saw a Slight Improvement in Economic Conditions in January

  • All-sector Sales Managers Index reflecting modest positive changes
  • Job index at 17 month high but still showing only marginal growth in employment
  • Price index at 38 month low and indicating virtually no price inflation

 In summary, January data shows very modest positive changes in all areas. But the survey was undertaken in mid-January, immediately before seriousness of the impact of the Coronavirus became evident. It is likely that the improved conditions seen in January will be negated by the outbreak of this new virus given the shutdowns imposed in some major cities and general worries about travel in Asia.


China: Headline Sales Managers Index (SMI excl. Prices)

The Headline Sales Managers' Index (SMI) - a composite indicator designed to provide the most up-to-date assessment of business activity.




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