China official Sep PMI rises to 56.1 vs 54.0 Aug

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BEIJING, Oct 1 (Reuters) China's official purchasing managers' index rose to 56.1 in September from 54.0 in August, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said on Monday.

The association compiles the index on behalf of the National Bureau of Statistics.

A reading over 50 indicates an expansion of activity while one below 50 suggests contraction.

Following is a breakdown of the purchasing managers' index: Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Overall PMI 56.1 54.0 53.3 54.5 55.7 58.6 Output 61.7 57.1 55.7 59.7 60.9 65.5 New orders 60.7 56.3 56.0 57.4 60.4 65.1 New export orders 55.1 55.2 53.5 55.0 57.7 62.3 Backlogs of orders 51.3 48.9 48.8 50.3 51.5 53.3 Stocks of finished goods 47.4 45.7 47.5 47.3 44.5 46.8 Quantity of purchases 59.6 56.1 54.1 56.7 58.5 63.4 Imports 53.7 52.3 50.4 53.6 51.5 56.3 Input prices 65.6 63.0 58.9 62.8 65.9 64.9 Stocks of purchases 48.4 50.3 50.4 49.1 49.1 50.3 Employment 51.8 52.1 51.1 51.3 51.3 52.4 Suppliers' delivery times 51.7 51.1 51.2 52.0 51.8 51.9 Reuters MP VP0742

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