from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mathematics A subscript.
- n. An index of measurement based on relatively few variables, especially a trade index based on the performance of a particular group or type of stocks.
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- n. A subsidiary index, or one that represents a sector of a larger one
- n. A subscript
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A number or mark placed opposite the lower part of a letter or symbol to distinguish the symbol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A specifying figure or letter following and slightly below a figure, letter, or symbol: as the 0 in x0.
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The new export orders subindex, which is closely watched for signs of the outlook for China's export sector, rose to 52.5 from 50.9 in February.
"The higher new export orders subindex and lower input prices subindex are positive for companies, but the effects still need to be further monitored," Zhang said.
The input prices subindex, an indicator of inflation pressures, declined to 68.3 from 70.1 in February.
Despite lower growth in input prices according to the official PMI, economists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a note on the PMI data that volatility in the subindex could be affected by seasonality, and inflation, especially producer price inflation, will be elevated before moderating later.
The input prices subindex of the official PMI rising to 57.2% in August from July's 56.3% added to concerns about percolating inflation pressures, traders said.
Exports were a problem area, as the official survey's new export orders subindex fell to 48.3 from 50.4 in July, slipping into contractionary territory for the first time since Apr1il 2009.
Meanwhile, the input prices subindex rose to 57.2 from 56.3 in July, stoking renewed concerns about inflation.
The input prices subindex fell to 56.3 from 56.7 in June.
The subindex for new export orders fell to 49.7 in December from 52.1 in November.
The employment subindex also fell, to 49.2 from 50.1.