China's industrial output expands 6.1 pct in August

2018-09-14 02:29:48 GMT2018-09-14 10:29:48(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's industrial output expanded 6.1 percent year on year in August, slightly higher than the 6-percent rise in the previous month, official data showed Friday. In the first eight months, industrial output rose 6.5 percent, 0.1 percentage points slower than the Jan.-July period, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement. Industrial output, officially called industrial value added, is used to measure the activity of designated large enterprises with annual turnover of at least 20 million yuan (about 2.9 million U.S. dollars).