NE China province reports record GDP growth

The gross domestic product (GDP) of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province topped 551 billion yuan (68.87 billion U.S. dollars) last year, 11.6 percent higher than in the previous year, according to local government statistics.

The growth rate was the highest over the past two decades and more, according to the provincial statistics bureau.

The per capita GDP reached 14,430 yuan, or 1,762 U.S. dollars, last year, 262 U.S. dollars more than the target previously set for the end of last year.

The added value of the primary sector, which covers agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry, reached 67.25 billion yuan last year, up 9.2 percent over the previous year.

The added value of the second industry, namely industry and construction, surged 12.6 percent year-on-year to 297.08 billion yuan last year. The tertiary sector, which covers commerce, finance, trust and investment and service industry, reported an added value of 186.67 billion yuan, up 10.7 percent year on year.

Source: Xinhua

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