Chinese renminbi (RMB)

The future seems bright for the renminbi as the Chinese economy is now the largest in the world. This has led to a growing middle class in a country that also sits at number two in international trade. Use the information, data and insights below to make educated and timely decisions regarding the renminbi1.

Note: the renminbi is a non-deliverable currency, which means we're unable to deliver the currency to you because of foreign government regulation.2

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Chinese renminbi (RMB)


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Key Indicators

This data may be used to help gauge the health of the Chinese economy.

Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Year-on-Year, as of 05/2016
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Year-on-Year, as of 04/2016
Current Account Balance (BoP)
Reported 04/2010, as of 2009
Official Foreign Reserves
As of 10/2010

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Our RMB Insights

Review the latest list of pros and cons for diversifying in the RMB as researched by our foreign currency experts.

The Pros

  • RMB has gained 25.89% vs. USD since 07/20/2005
  • World’s 2nd largest economy
  • Inflation fell to 1.5% in 12/2015
  • IMF announced RMB will be a component of SDRs in 2016 (setting up RMB for reserve currency status)

The Cons

  • Aging population due to the once stringent one child policy
  • GDP growth has slowed significantly; RMB has lost 5.58% vs. USD since 08/2015
  • High savings rates expected to fall substantially in coming years
  • Degradation of natural environment and water table is long-term problem

RMB Insights last updated: 02/2016

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