Industrial production change by sector during COVID-19 pandemic in China 2020

In April 2020, the added value of industrial production in China grew by 3.9 percent compared to the same period in the previous year. Due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19, the industrial production had dropped by 13.5 percent in January and February, but has improved considerably in the following months. In April, the only sector still displaying negative growth was electric power and heat power production and supply with minus 0.2 percent, while the production of special purpose machinery already grew by 14.3 percent.

Added value change of industrial production in major sectors during coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in China from December 2019 to April 2020

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

December 2019 to April 2020

Supplementary notes

*According to the source, figures for January and February were combined to curb the effects of the Chinese new year on the data. Chinese New Year falls between January 21 and February 21.

According to the source, the figures only refer to companies with an annual revenue of more than 20 million yuan.

Figures for earlier months have been taken from previous publications.

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