The People's Bank of China (PBOC) on September 24 released the result of a survey on entrepreneurs it conducted, saying that macro economy's heat index of Q3, 2009, reached 39.9 percent, up by 5.3 percentage points, which had risen for the 2nd consecutive quarter since hitting the bottom in the first quarter.
According to the survey, macro economy's expectation index amounted to 42.6 percent, up 12.2 percentage points. The climate index of enterprises and equipment utilization index were 58.1 percent and 41.7 percent respectively, up 2.1 and 1 percentage points compared with the last quarter.
As to market demand and orders, products' market demand index reached 52.2 percent, up 2.5 percentage points compared with the previous quarter, beginning to bottom out. Domestic orders and export orders index amounted to 49.2 percent and 47.2 percent respectively, up by 1.1 and 2.1 percentage points quarter on quarter.
The survey revealed that corporate sales continued to improve in Q3, and corporate sales index hit 53.2 percent, 1.5 percentage points higher than Q2. The enterprises' capital turnover, affordability and reflow of corporate sales income to the banking system improved at the same time, reaching 57.5 percent, 59.9 percent and 60.1 percent respectively, up by 1.4, 0.8 and 1.0 percentage points.
As to the corporate profits and investment, the corporate profits index was 53.8 percent, soaring by 3 percentage points compared with the second quarter. The Corporate fixed assets, equipment and construction investment index amounted to 50.4 percent, 49.8 percent and 47.7 percent respectively, surging by 2.1, 2 and 1.4 percentage points.
By People's Daily Online