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China HSBC PMI: From 18-month high to 3-month low

FXStreet (Bali) - China's HSBC PMI for the month of August (preliminary) came at 50.3 vs 51.5 expected and 51.7 last month (18-month high).

Commenting on the China Manufacturing PMI™ survey,
Hongbin Qu, Chief Economist, China & Co-Head of
Asian Economic Research at HSBC said:

“The HSBC Flash China Manufacturing PMI moderated to 50.3 in August, down from 51.7 in July. Both domestic and external new orders rose at slower rates compared to the previous month."

"Meanwhile, disinflationary pressure returned as input and output prices contracted over the month. Today's data suggest that the economic recovery is still continuing but its momentum has slowed again."

"Therefore, industrial demand and investment activity growth will likely stay on a relatively subdued path. We think more policy support is needed to help consolidate the recovery. Both monetary and fiscal policy should remain accommodative until there is a more sustained rebound in economic activity."

China HSBC Manufacturing PMI below forecasts (51.5) in August: Actual (50.3)

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