China's gold production rises 11.34% in 2009

16:46, January 29, 2010      

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China's gold output grew 11.34 percent year-on-year to 313.98 tons in 2009, according to the data from China Gold Association (CGA).

The data also showed that the total industrial output value of the gold industry realized 137.53 billion yuan (20.15 billion U.S. dollars), up 18.56 percent year-on-year.

The provinces of Shandong, Henan, Jiangxi, Fujian and Yunnan accounted for 59.48 percent of the total.

China overtook South Africa to become the world's largest gold producer in 2007 and has consistently been the world's largest gold-producing country for 3 years.

By People's Daily Online
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