Japan’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing industry recovered by 2 basis points on month to 47.2 in August, being much higher than the 11-year low of 38.4 in May, indicating that the sector had been on the gradual recovery, according to the release from au Jibun Bank Corporation on September 1.
China’s sizeable industrial firms still posted a 8.1% on-year decline in their gross profits for the first seven months of 2020, though the drop narrowed by 4.7 percentage points from that in the first half of 2020, according to the latest release by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Thursday.
日本4 - 6月的GDP降幅是二战后最大的2020年8月17日,
Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP) over April-June fell by 27.8% on year to about Yen 485 trillion ($4.55 trillion) on an annual basis, according to the latest release by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan on August 17, which had been the steepest decline after the World War Two (WWII) because of the negative impact of the COVID-19, market sources commented.
国家统计局:中国固定资产1 - 7月下跌1.6%，房地产上涨3.4%2020年8月14日
China’s fixed asset investment (FAI) still declined by 1.6% on year over January-July, but it narrowed from the 3.1% drop in the first half, and the funding in the domestic property market grew 3.4% on year by July against the 1.9% on-year growth in H1, indicating continuing recoveries in July, according to the latest data from China’s Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
FLASH：中国1 - 7月固定资产投资同比下降1.6％，财产UP2020年8月14日
Over January-July,China’s fixed asset investment (FAI) still declined on year but narrowed to1.6%, and the funding in the domestic property market gained a further 3.4%on year, according to the latest release from the country's National Bureau of Statistics. A detailed report will be posted soon.
闪点:中国1 - 7月粗钢产量增长2.8%2020年8月14日
China’s total foreign trade value in Chinese Yuan still declined 1.7% on year over this year’s first seven months, though the drop narrowed by 1.5 percentage points from the first half of 2020 on the continuing improvement in July, the latest data from China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) showed.
日本钢铁企业7 - 9月产量较上年同期下降23%2020年8月6日
Nippon Steel, Japan’s largest integrated mill, announced a 33.3% on-year drop in its crude steel output over April-June to 8.3 million tonnes on the consolidated basis, recording a net loss at Yen 42 billion ($397.5 million), according to its latest financial report released on August 4.
Japanese production of crude steel including carbon and special steel in June plunged by 36.3% year on year to some 5.6 million tonnes, according to the latest data released by the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF) on July 22. Last month’s result took the January-June total to 42.21 million tonnes, down by 17.4% from H1 last year.