- Associated Press - Thursday, October 17, 2019

BEIJING — China’s economic growth slowed to 6% over a year ago in the latest quarter, its lowest level in at least 26 years, amid a tariff war with Washington and weakening domestic consumer demand.

The figure reported Friday was down from the previous quarter’s 6.2%.

Chinese trade has suffered from U.S. tariff hikes in a fight over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology plans. But the biggest impact on growth appears to come from weakening domestic activity including factory output, investment and consumer spending.


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The latest figure was the lowest quarterly growth since China began reporting such data in 1993.

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