China's manufacturing sector expanded for the 12th straight month in July, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday.
The country's manufacturing purchasing managers' index came in at 51.4 in July, down from 51.7 in June, according to NBS data.
A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below reflects contraction.
China's non-manufacturing activity expands at slower pace
China's non-manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly slower pace in July, official data showed Monday.
The non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index came in at 54.5 in July, down from 54.9 in June, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. >>>