The crown has pushed the Chinese economy in its first contraction in decades in the first quarter, with the spread of the disease around the world now the nation rely on fragile domestic demand leaves stimulate a recovery. The gross domestic product shrank by 6.8% compared to a year ago, the worst performance since at least 1992, he started as the official release of the quarterly GDP, missing the median forecast of a decline of 6%. China’s economy has not contracted on an annual basis as of the end of the Mao era in 1970. Retail sales slipped 15.8% in March, as consumers remained cautious, while investments fell from 16.1% in the first three months of the year. A brighter note was the smaller return than expected decline in industrial production in March of 1.1%, as factories to work to facilitate lockdowns. Both single and factory output showed an improvement of Nadir in the first two months indicates a stabilization in economic activity. “We expect this recovery to continue,” said Louis Kuijs, head of Asia economics at Oxford Economics Hong Kong Ltd. “However, the recovery is slowed by the persistent weakness of consumption and external demand driven”. China markets maintained gains after the release, as investors had already expected the weak data. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.9% to 12.30, while the Hang Seng Index rose 2.3% in Hong Kong. The economy was in late January forced the epidemic in a paralysis which first started in Wuhan spread throughout the country. The economy has been imposed with the factories and shops closed much of February and workers stuck at home. The process has been slow to resume activities and the response rate only moved to the end of March, Bloomberg Economics has estimated at about 90%. To mitigate the economic impact, China has introduced a series of promotional activities and tax and increased financial support – although not on the scale of other nations. A meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party in the coming days may be distant to support the signals for the direction of policy. While exports fell in March as expected less prepared to gradually capacity, economists warn of headwinds, like the rest of the world are Closes and foreign demand subsidies. “Most of the major economies still under blockade,” Robin Xing chief China economist of Morgan Stanley Asia, said on Bloomberg TV. “As a result of the growth will be flat in the second quarter, just above zero”. On the positive side, the unemployment rate detected actually fell in March to 5.9% in place in February 6.2%. This suggests that China has so far seen the kind of destruction of jobs in the United States to avoid, in which he presented more than 5 million Americans last week for unemployment benefits because the total in the month leading throttled pandemic crown for the US economy 22 million people. Key consumers depends largely on the fact of spending the new consumer nervousness will that the virus could stage a comeback be relaxed as controls. Evidence from the epicenter of the virus, Wuhan, suggests progress slowly. will be at factories around Wuhan, the recovery of consumer-oriented companies are in the process of working all day at a speed of back up is not easy. People take careful on the road again, but continue to be subject to their movements to curbs that aim to keep the virus at bay. consumer caution “further curb demand, and large business,” said Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economic research at HSBC Holdings Plc in Hong Kong. “That memory be removed in a full recovery even after complete lockdowns for other economies of the arduous path. All these points to get the monetary and fiscal fronts, the System Shock and activity to its former vitality to the need for a firm policy pressure on them. “-With the help of Tomoko Sato, Zhao Yinan Miao and Han.