The PMI also indicates that China’s current economic growth shows signs of stabilizing.
The PMI is a key indicator of activity in the sector and a reading above 50 shows expansion.
China’s economic growth stood at an annual rate of 8.1% during the first quarter, the slowest pace of expansion in almost three years.
There were fears that China’s economy might go into a further slowdown.
One of the key factors for the slowdown has been the slowing demand for China’s exports mainly in the US and Eurozone, where China’s largest consumers live.
The domestic demand was not health enough as well to offset the decline in China.
“The rebound was driven by new orders, and confirms our assessment that the Chinese economy is bottoming out,” said Dariusz Kowalczyk of Credit Agricole CIB in Hong Kong