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GDP in first nine months grows 9.4%
Updated: 2005-10-20 13:40

The Chinese economy grew a robust 9.4 percent in the first nine months, a spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics announced here Thursday.

Preliminary estimates show that China's gross domestic product (GDP) totaled 10.63 trillion yuan (1.3 trillion US dollars), a year-on-year rise of 9.4 percent, or 0.1 percentage point decline from the growth of a year earlier, said Zheng Jingping, the spokesman.

Of this total, the primary industry registered a value-added of 1.35 trillion yuan (166.5 billion dollars), up 5 percent. The value-added of secondary industry totaled 6.04 trillion yuan (744.8 billion dollars), up 11.1 percent, and that of the tertiary industry rose 8.1 percent to 3.23 trillion yuan (398.3 billion dollars).

The economy showed a steady growth momentum with GDP growth rates standing at 9.4 percent, 9.5 percent and 9.4 percent for the first, second and third quarter, respectively, Zheng said.

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