China Caixin PMI Services rose from 48.0 to 52.9 in January, first expansionary reading in five months. PMI Composite rose from 48.3 to 51.1, the first upturn in total business activity since August 2022.
Wang Zhe, Senior Economist at Caixin Insight Group said: “Services activity experienced a boom, as both supply and demand expanded, whereas the manufacturing sector became a drag. Employment remained relatively sluggish, with the manufacturing sector logging a larger contraction. Prices stayed stable. Optimism among businesses improved significantly.”