China: Cement production has fallen by 0.5% year-on-year to 1.5Bt in the first eight months of 2017. This compares to a rise of 2.5% in the same period in 2016, according to data from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The Xinhua News Agency has also reported that the property sector stagnated in major cities due to government moves to prevent speculation.
Chinese cement production slipping so far in 2017
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