China’s property market controls did little to deter the country’s trust funds from investing in the real estate sector in the first half of 2018.
Figures from www.usetrust.com (用益信托在线) indicate that in the first half of 2018 assembled funds trusts in China launched a total of 4217 products, raising 688.756 billion yuan with an average return of 7.51%.
Products in the real estate category raised the largest volume of funds, accounting for 34.93% of the total, as well as provided the highest returns.
1176 of trust fund products launched in the first half were real estate trust products, for a total sum of 240.551 billion yuan and an average return of 7.89%.
This amount also marks an increase of 40.93% on the 170.691 billion yuan raised in the first half of 2017.
1666 were financial trust products, for a total sum of 239.193 billion yuan and an average return of 7.01%.
623 industrial and commercial enterprise trust products were launched in the first half, for a total sum of 83.412 billion yuan and an average return of 7.54% while there were 436 basic industry trust products for a total sum of 65.497 billion yuan and an average return of 7.74%.