Monthly Industrial Output in China Since 1983

43 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2013

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Carsten A. Holz

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science

Date Written: January 10, 2013

Abstract

Monthly economic indicators are used for a variety of purposes, from studying business cycles to determining economic policy and making informed business decisions. China’s published monthly industrial output statistics could hardly be more confusing, with changes in variables, in coverage, in measurement, and in presentation. This paper reviews the available official data and proceeds to construct a monthly industrial output series in nominal terms and in real terms for the period since May 1983, economy-wide and for the state sector.

Keywords: China industrial output, industrial growth, monthly industry data, public sector industrial output, Chinese statistics

JEL Classification: C80, C43, E01, E23, O53, O47, P24

Suggested Citation

Holz, Carsten A., Monthly Industrial Output in China Since 1983 (January 10, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2202521 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2202521

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Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science ( email )

Division of Social Science
Clear Water Bay
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong

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