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China’s value-added industrial output up 6.3 percent in first half

In June this year, China’s overall value-added industrial output increased by 6.8 percent year on year, with this growth rate 0.7 percentage points higher than that recorded in May, as announced by China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on July 15. Meanwhile, in the January-June period of this year, China’s overall value-added industrial output increased by 6.3 percent year on year.
In June this year, of the 41 industrial sectors in China, 39 witnessed year-on-year increases in value-added industrial output. In the given period, respective year-on-year increases of 6.6 percent, 4.0 percent, 7.9 percent, 8.0 percent and 7.9 percent were recorded in value-added industrial outputs in the ferrous metal smelting and rolling sector, the general purpose machinery sector, the automotive sector, the railway, shipping, aerospace and other transportation equipment manufacturing sector, and the electrical equipment and machinery sector.

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