Economy in the second quarter to June expanded at 7.5% after growing at 7.7% in March quarter, National Bureau of Statistics said today.
Industrial production increased 8.9% in June from a year ago and the increase was the slowest since 2009.
Retail sales in June increased 13.3% from a year ago after rising at 12.9% in May. Fixed asset investments excluding rural households surged 20.1% in the six months to June from a year ago.
China has been engineering soft landing and slowing economic growth momentum by restricting lending and curbing excessive residential construction.
China is expected to slow growth to 7% next year and the economy is expected to grow at 7.4% in the current year.