Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Map | Chinese
News | Biz | Pearl River Delta | Enjoy Life | Culture | Travelling | Pics | Cities & Towns | Gov Info | Specials
Home> Business>Macro-EcoProspective
China business climate index drops in Q1
Latest Updated at 2008-April-8 09:25:21
Related News
New business-district slate to help community
Chinese premier: Mainland to expand business ties and trade with Taiwan
Canton Fair boosts enthusiasm of foreign business people
Tighter rules proposed for foreign investors
China shares down 4 pct to nearly one-year low
World rice price hikes 'will not hurt supply'
Central bank: China to continue tight monetary policy

China's business climate index, a key gauge of corporate performance, dropped in the first quarter amid the heavy snow disaster that hit the country in mid January, said the National Bureau of Statistic (NBS) on Monday (Apr 7).

"Heavy snow over the southern part of the country and the slowdown of the world economy had negative impacts on the business performance in the first quarter," the NBS said.

The index, based on a survey of 19,500 Chinese firms, was 136.2points in the first quarter, 7.4 points lower than the October-December period, and 3.5 points down than a year earlier.

The index of the information technology and software sectors was 159.0 points, followed by the wholesale and retail trade of 153.2 points. Both represented a decline of 1 point year on year.

The industrial, construction, property and hotel sectors reported lower indexes compared with the October-December period, which were 133.3, 136.7, 132.2 and 132.2 points, respectively.

Large-, medium- and small-sized enterprises all reported declining indexes in the first quarter, which were 154.7, 125.2 and 115.5 points, respectively.

The index, with the 100-point mark as the mark between depression and prosperity, tumbled to 116.6 points, its lowest level in recent years during the outbreak of SARS in 2003. It has since stayed above 130.

Editor: 寮犺幑

By: Source:

The 102nd Canton Fair unveils new logo

Man. United stars arrive in Guangzhou

[Group Photo]The Zhuxian Cave in Zhuhai

Hu attends opening ceremony of Shenzhen Bay Port

Pirates of the Caribbean 3 premieres in China
This site contains material from other media for content enrichment purpose only.
The website do not endorse such content and do not bear the joint responsibility of their copyright infringement.
The views expressed in written material posted to the bulletin boards of are those of the authors and/or publishers. The website does not endorse information products posted by organizations and individuals here. The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content.
For copyright infringement issues, you shall contact within thirty (30) days. Email:
If you find any error in this page, please drag your mouse to mark the text with error, then press "CTRL" and "ENTER", to inform us. Thanks for your help!
Home  |  About Us  |   Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Chinese
©2005 WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.registered number 020074 Terms of Use | Advertise | ICP Certificate No.B2-20050252
Guangdong Gov Link
Guangdong Gov Brief
State Structure
Guangdong in Brief
Laws & Regulations
Exchange Rate
Guangdong Guide
Museum Museum
University University
Eat Eat
Shopping Duting
Night Life Night Life
Weather Weather
Phone No. Phone Num
Consulate Consulate
Airport Airport
Travel Tips Tours Tips