Why The China Beige Book™?
Accurate, up-to-date information on China's economy is notoriously difficult to come by. Official statistics exist, but they lack transparency and their credibility has long been called into question. Reliable data at the regional level is even harder to find. Combined with the difficulty of accessing credible industry-specific information, there has never been an analytical product commercially available that could provide fresh, in-depth, and independent data on the full expanse of the Chinese economy — until now.
Using methodology adapted from the U.S. Federal Reserve's "Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions," popularly known as The Beige Book, the China Beige Book™ is a 60 page quarterly report that breaks down China's economy by region, industry and sub-sector-and then tracks how these areas change over time. It is designed to present the most accurate snapshot possible of real-time conditions within the various regional economies and key industries — and, by extension, the nation's economy as a whole.
Moreover, unlike other economic reports that simply regurgitate and spin China's official government statistics, the China Beige Book™ derives all of its own data via our firm's extensive on-the-ground network. This independent, market-beating information is an invaluable tool for investors interested in the hidden dynamics of China's regional economies, as well as the country's prospects for continued heightened economic growth into the next decade.