- Flash China Manufacturing PMI™ at 50.8 in June (49.4 in May). Seven-month high.
- Flash China Manufacturing Output Index at 51.8 in June (49.8 in May). Seven-month high.
The HSBC Flash China Manufacturing PMI reading rebounded to a year to date high of 50.8 in June. The improvement was broad-based with both domestic orders and external demand sub-indices in expansionary territory.
Inventory reduction quickened, and the employment sub-index also showed signs of stabilization. This month’s improvement is consistent with data suggesting that the authorities’ mini-stimulus are filtering through to the real economy. Over the next few months, infrastructure investments and related sectors will continue to support the recovery. We expect policy makers to continue their current path of accommodative policy stance until the recovery is sustained.