AmCham China releases new Business Climate Survey Industry-Specific Reports based on data from almost 500 companies

June 15, 2016 – A new series of reports based on survey data from almost 500 foreign companies operating in China shows the changing nature of the business environment for 20 specific industries.

This is the third year the American Chamber of Commerce in China has released the Business Climate Survey Industry-Specific Reports, based on its annual survey of member companies. The reports show the overall year-by-year changes in American companies’ perceptions of the investment environment, profitability, investment expansion plans, human resource issues, and top business challenges and opportunities.

The industry sectors included are:



Automotive & Transportation Vehicles

Consulting Services

Consumer Products


Financial Services

Healthcare Services and Products

Hospitality, Travel and Leisure

Legal Services

Machinery, Equipment, Systems and Controls

Media and Entertainment

Oil & Gas – Energy

Manufacturing and Engineering

Real Estate and Development

Retail and Development

Telecommunication Hardware

Telecommunication Services

Transportation and Logistics 

As reported in the 2016 Business Climate Survey, Industrial and Resources member companies view the Chinese market as being less favorable than before, while service-based companies are very optimistic on the future opportunities the market presents in China. Using previous Business Climate Survey reports’ data, these reports show the long-term trends on investment, profitability, business challenges and opportunities, and how some industries are more optimistic than others over a five-year period.

This is the 18th year that AmCham China has conducted the Business Climate Survey, which this year elicited 496 responses. The data used in the Industry-specific reports was collected and analyzed from the overall 2016 Business Climate Survey report.

The reports are available to AmCham China members for free, and at a charge of RMB400 to non-members. Visit the AmCham China website for the full list of reports and questions they cover.

The cross-industry report is also available online.

About AmCham China:

The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose membership comprises more than 3,800 individuals from over 1,000 companies operating across China. The chamber's nationwide mission is to help American companies succeed in China through advocacy, information, networking and business support services. AmCham China is the only officially recognized chamber of commerce representing American business in mainland China. With offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Shenyang and Wuhan, AmCham China has more than 60 working groups, and holds more than 300 events each year. Visit:                                                                                         

For more information, please contact:

AmCham China

Jane Song

Tel: (8610) 8519-0835