There is a Creeping Caution among Chinese Businesses and Consumers, Data from Survey
According to the latest reports, the consumers and businesses in China do not have their hopes high about the economy. The sentiments of the Chinese consumers and businesses are low because of the overall data that is currently being observed.
The stats and figures demonstrating somewhat of a downfall of the economy were indicated through the China Beige Book, which has been composed of an independent study. The China Beige Book has reportedly been shared on Tuesday, June 29, containing around the economy of China.
Apart from the stats and figures, the book also contains data from the quarterly survey that was conducted among Chinese consumers and businesses. The report shows that the borrowing from the Chinese corporations has fallen down to its lowest.
Moreover, the loan demand expectations for the remaining part of the year have also experienced a drop. The situation is alarming because even with the low interest rates, the loan demand is too low as compared to the previous quarters.
One of the major concerns retailer count that has dropped who used to go for loan options. The stats from the book show that the particular number of retailers has also experienced a significant drop.
According to the report, it is almost impossible to think that the retailers made and generated enough capital after the pandemic. As a result, they do not need loans or help in order to expand, but the reality might be something else.
However, there are two possibilities why there are not many demands for loans in China from the corporate sector. One possibility is that the retailers are of the view that after the pandemic, the government is not in the shape to cater to any loan requests.
Therefore, the retailers are not even applying for loans thinking that they would simply be a waste of time and energy as the government would eventually reject them.
The second possibility is also somewhat similar to the first one but here, the retail businesses have a different view of the economy and business. Half the businesses in the country are of the view that there are currently no opportunities for expansion. Therefore, the businesses are of the view that it would be futile to make any efforts of expanding the business.
In the light of the above, the businesses in China are not making any efforts in order to expand their business. The businesses are not taking any risks in terms of acquiring loans and expanding their businesses from the fear of not being able to generate much revenue.
This is the reason why Consumers are unable to find more opportunities of investing their money as well as acquire more and international services.