Workers assemble televisions on the production line of Tianle Group Co., Ltd on July 3, 2012 in Shengzhou of Zhejiang Province, China.

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Workers assemble televisions on the production line of Tianle Group Co., Ltd on July 3, 2012 in Shengzhou of Zhejiang Province, China.

Growth in China’s manufacturing sector came in higher than expected in May from a month ago, an official survey showed on Wednesday.

The National Bureau of Statistic’s official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 51.2 higher than the 51.0 expected and even with 51.2 in April, Reuters reported.

Services PMI rose to 54.5 in May from 54.0 in April. The services sector accounted for over half of the Chinese economy last year.

A reading above 50 points to growth in the PMIs.

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