Apr 27, 2020
Profits earned by China’s industrial firms in March fell 34.9% from a year earlier to 370.66 billion yuan ($52.43 billion), the statistics bureau said on Monday.
The decline compares with a 38.3% slump in January-February, which was the steepest decline since at least 2010. For January-March, industrial firms’ profits fell 36.7% on an annual basis to 781.45 billion yuan.
Liabilities at industrial firms rose 5.4% on year at end-March, versus a 5.3% increase as of end-February. The industrial profit data covers large firms whose annual revenue exceeds 20 million yuan from their main operations.
The slide in profits reflects continued pressure on China’s manufacturing sector, hard-hit by slowing global demand from the coronavirus pandemic and the contraction of China’s economy for the first time in nearly 30 years in the first quarter.
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