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