February data show a continuation of China’s strong economic start to the year, according to a compilation of studies put together by Bloomberg.
Indices of small businesses and sentiment among sales managers give an optimistic outlook, despite the usual disruptions that come with the annual Spring Festival holiday. During the last two weeks sales managers saw a small dip and manufacturing growth eased.
The opinions of economists surveyed by Bloomberg put the years growth rate at 6.5%, down from 2017’s 6.9%. Analysts will see how their performance predictions play out against the official PMI data release later in the week.