Beijing: The industrial output in China grew 6.3 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2015, slightly down from a 6.4-percent increase in the first quarter, official data showed on Wednesday.

The growth rate has gradually recovered from 5.6 percent in March, the lowest level since the global financial crisis in 2008, Xinhua quoted the National Bureau of Statistics as saying.

In June, China’s industrial output rose by 6.8 percent from a year ago for a third straight month of increases.

The output of manufacturing rose 7.7 percent in the last month, that of the mining industry rose 2.7 percent, and output for electricity, heating, gas and water was up 2.1 percent.

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