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Industrial output to drag economic growth in 2016

By Gao Yuan ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-12-25 07:57:37

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Industrial output could well be the millstone for China's economic growth this year, an industry watchdog said on Thursday.

The annual expansion rate for industrial output will be around 6 percent this year, well below this year's GDP growth, which is likely to be about 7 percent, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said, adding that such a situation was happening for the first time in nearly two decades.

Industrial output to drag economic growth in 2016

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