August manufacturing expands faster

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/9/2 18:28:40

China's manufacturing sector expanded at a faster pace in August, official data showed on Friday.

The country's manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 51.3 this month, accelerating from 51.2 in July, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The figure was flat with an average reading of 51.3 for the first eight months of the year, according to NBS senior statistician Zhao Qinghe. "Production continued to expand while market demand remained generally stable," Zhao said.

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