BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Development Index, based on a survey of 3,000 SMEs, rebounded in February, the latest industry data showed.
The index contains multiple sub-indexes to gauge the performances and expectations of SMEs. A reading above 100 reflects an upward trend in business while a reading below 100 indicates dented vitality.
Last month, the sub-indexes for the sentiment on the macroeconomy, operating cost, financing and labor force increased and remained above 100.
Sub-indexes gauging sentiment in different sectors rebounded from the previous month but remained below 100. The sub-indexes on real estate and accommodation and catering rose 0.4 points and 0.7 points, respectively.
The sub-indexes on eastern, central and western regions went up, while the sub-index on northeast China went down.