A worker transfers products at a brewery in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan province, August 1, 2015. China’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]
BEIJING — China’s manufacturing activity picked up in March, official data showed on April 1.
The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) came in at 50.2 in March, up from February’s 49, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing.
A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below 50 reflects contraction.