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China's Light Industry Expands 15% in 2011
Mar 9,2012 08:55CST
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Output of China's light industry grew by 15 percent year-on-year in 2011, 1.1 percentage points faster than the rate for all industries.

BEIJING, Mar.9 -- Output of China's light industry grew by 15 percent year-on-year in 2011, 1.1 percentage points faster than the rate for all industries, the country's industrial authority said Thursday.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said in a statement posted on its website that the proportion of light industry in all industries dropped 0.52 percentage point from a year earlier to 17.33 percent last year.

Total sales of light industry surged 28.9 percent year-on-year to 15.5 trillion yuan (2.45 trillion U.S. dollars), the statement said.

 

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