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Industrial production in China 2014 - 2019 Q4

China's industrial production falls by nine index points in the first quarter of 2020

The course of China's industrial production from the year 2000 to 2019 is already published here. As growth rates of industrial production have recently changed more strongly, this article follows their quarterly and monthly course.

Update June 9th, 2020 - The diagram shows the growth rates since April 2019. They moved in a range from 4.4% to - 13.6%. These are rates adjusted for prices, i.e. real growth rates and declines.

From January to April 2020 industrial production dropped by 4.9% compared to the same period of previous year according to the National Statistical Office of China.

China's industrial production from 2019 to 2020.
Source: National Stataistical Office of China, Industrial Production Operation, 2020-05-15.

China's industrial production plunges in first quarter 2020

The diagram shows the quarterly index changes of China's industrial production since the first quarter 2015 up to the first quarter 2020.

China's quarterly industrial production from 2015 to 2020.

The red area indicates the changes related to the year-ago quarters.


Since 2015 industrial production has been growing continuously, however, at lower growth rates as the diagram confirms. From the third quarter 2016 to the first quarter 2019 growth rates are again on a higher level than 2015.

Since then, however, the quarterly growth of industrial production has clearly decreased with the exception of the fourth quarter 2019. Then occurred the crash by 8.9 index points in first quarter 2020.

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