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The China May official services PMI arrived  at 55.2 vs 54.9 in April and way above the expected 52.7.  

The China May NBS manufacturing was a slight disappointment though, arriving at 51 vs 51.1.  

Overall, the Composite was 54.2.  

More to come…

About the  Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

released by the  China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP)  studies business conditions in the Chinese manufacturing sector. Any reading above 50 signals expansion, while a reading under 50 shows contraction. As the Chinese economy has an influence on the global economy, this economic indicator would have an impact on the Forex market.

About non-manufacturing PMI

The official non-manufacturing PMI, released by  China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP), is based on a survey of about 1,200 companies covering 27 industries including construction, transport and telecommunications. It’s the level of a diffusion index based on surveyed purchasing managers in the services industry and if it’s above 50.0 indicates industry expansion, below indicates contraction.