China’s stock market has risen by an average of 3.5 percent this year, compared with a loss of 3 percent in 2016, according to data published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Bloomberg New Media and the Bloomberg Global Equity Index were the sources of the data.
China’s stock index fell 2.5 percentage points to 1,917.52 points on Friday.
The index is down 5.4 percent year-to-date, or about $20 billion, Bloomberg reported.
The stock market index fell 3.1 percent from a year earlier to 1:59 p.m.
Beijing time on Friday, its second-lowest since the start of 2017.
China’s CSI300 index dropped 1.5 points to 3,742.89 points.
The CSI300 has fallen by 7.7 percent this season.
The benchmark index is expected to fall further as the Chinese government takes a harder stance on currency devaluation.
The CSI300 fell 3 percent this week to a record low.
The S&P 500 index lost 0.3 percent to 1.9, and the Nasdaq Composite Index fell 1.3 percentage points, to 8,076.06.
The S&p 500 has declined by about 9 percent this calendar year.
The Nasdaq is down 3.3 points to 4,566.75.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 5 percent this month, while the Russell 2000 is down 1.8 percent.
The Dow has declined 4.3 times this year.
The Nasdaq has fallen 3.2 times.