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Sep 03, 2018 07:46 PM
ECONOMY

China’s New Economy Index Dips in August

Robotic arms manufacture solar cells in Xinyu, Jiangxi province, on Jan 3. Photo: VCG
Robotic arms manufacture solar cells in Xinyu, Jiangxi province, on Jan 3. Photo: VCG

The contribution of emerging and high-value-added industries to China’s overall economy dipped in August after a short bounce-back in July, a private index showed Sunday.

The Mastercard Caixin BBD New Economy Index (NEI) fell to 29.1 in August from 30.6 in the previous month, showing that new-economy industries such as biotechnology and advanced manufacturing accounted for 29.1% of total economic inputs used to make goods and services. The index measures labor, capital and technology inputs in 10 emerging industries relative to those used by all industries.

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