Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    6 / -3   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Business

China's light industry expands 15% in 2011


15:34, March 08, 2012

BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- 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.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Guangzhou beats Jeonbuk 5-1 in AFC Champions League

  2. Group wedding held to mark Int'l Women's Day in Quanzhou, Fujian

  3. A journey in North Tibet: Potala Palace

  4. North Korea, a beautiful, bright country

Most Popular


  1. Chinese products bring benefits to U.S. consumers
  2. Is international 'hot money' flowing into China?
  3. China's economy to roar ahead amid global woes
  4. U.S. solution to Syria issue doomed to failure
  5. Trust key to stability on Korean Peninsula
  6. Public will increasingly swaying diplomatic policies
  7. Political dialogue is right solution to Syrian crisis
  8. West's pressure no sway on China's defense budget
  9. Manila returns to usual games of cat and mouse
  10. How should China cope with US return to Asia?

What's happening in China

Beijing to switch from coal to gas to go green

  1. Low-priced tomb offer shunned
  2. Early start on PM2.5 monitoring
  3. Taboo subject takes its toll on women
  4. Court accepts Jordan trademark infringement suit
  5. Poor patients with critical illnesses to get gov't aid

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai