China’s GDP rises by 3.2 pc in Q2 2020: Statistics Bureau

Beijing: China’s GDP has risen by 3.2 per cent in the second quarter of the year, but fallen by 1.6 per cent within the first six months of the year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a report issued on Thursday.
“According to the preliminary estimates, the gross domestic product (GDP) of China was 45,661.4 billion yuan [about $6.5 trillion] in the first half of 2020, a year-on-year decline of 1.6 percent at comparable prices. The GDP for the first quarter declined by 6.8 percent year on year and that for the second quarter grew by 3.2 percent,” the report said.