Hebei Province steel sector PMI increases to 52.2 percent in April

Monday, 06 May 2019 11:17:03 (GMT+3)   |   Shanghai

In April this year, the purchasing managers' index (PMI) of the steel sector in China’s Hebei Province rose to 52.2 percent, up 1.7 percentage points month on month, as announced by the Hebei Province Metallurgical Industry Association.

In April, the overall new order index for Hebei Province’s steel sector stood at 53.5 percent, down 2.3 percentage points compared to the previous month. In the given month, the production index for Hebei Province’s steel sector was at 54.5 percent, up 8.3 percentage points month on month, while the inventory index for finished steel in Hebei Province increased to 46.2 percent, rising by 0.7 percentage points month on month. In addition, the raw material inventory index for the steel sector in Hebei increased to 46.3 percent, up 2.9 percentage points month on month.


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