Here’s the state of play.
- In the year to March industrial production, retail sales and urban fixed asst investment grew at 5.6%, 10.2% and 13.5% respectively.
- For April industrial production and retail sales are expected to accelerate to 6% and 10.5% respectively. Growth in urban fixed asset investment is forecast to remain steady at 13.5%.
- Chinese manufacturing PMI, CPI and international trade data for April have all missed market expectations.
The data will be released at 3.30pm Sydney time this afternoon.