State Statistics Bureau

Factory output surges 10pc

Factory output accelerated last month at the fastest rate since January, another sign government efforts to raise investment spending are buoying overall growth.

Tuesday, 13 October, 1998, 12:00am

Property investment rebounds

Property investment in the mainland has rebounded since June to erase a 3.3 per cent year-on-year drop during the first half, the China Daily yesterday quoted an official with the State Statistics Bureau saying.

30 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

State sector profit woes continue

China's state-run enterprises lost US$75 million in the first quarter of the year, dragging the sector further into debt.

However, the State Statistics Bureau said yesterday that firms in Shandong and Shanghai had outperformed their counterparts and posted rare profits. Shanghai-based state concerns earned $49 million during the period, up 9 per cent on last year.

24 May 1997 - 12:00am

More losses at state-run firms

A survey by the State Statistics Bureau says more than a quarter of 370,000 state-run companies have incurred losses during the first three months of the year, an increase of 2.1 per cent from the same period last year.

28 May 1996 - 12:00am

Fixed asset investment increases

China's accumulated investment in fixed assets - its new benchmark investment measure - surged 22.2 per cent in March, compared with the same month last year, according to the State Statistics Bureau.

Last month, companies invested 82.38 billion yuan (about HK$76.37 billion) in plant and equipment, eclipsing the 47.49 billion yuan spent in the first two months of the year.

16 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Air cargo defies declining trend

AIR freight movement is the exception to the declining trend in China's transport industry in the first 10 months, according to the State Statistics Bureau.

While air freight movement rose 21.4 per cent, freight movements on the mainland fell 1.8 per cent to 2.23 billion tonnes.

8 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Freight volume falls 2.1pc

CHINA'S transportation industry declined in the first two months of this year, according to the State Statistics Bureau figures.

Freight transport volume fell 2.1 per cent from the same period last year, to stand at 419 million tonnes.

In January, freight transportation volume dipped 4.2 per cent from the same month last year.

29 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Transport applies brakes

CHINA'S transport sector, which shook off of two consecutive months of the doldrums in January, saw a slow-down in growth again in February, according to the State Statistics Bureau.

1 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

China's output rises 23pc

CHINESE industrial production grew 23 per cent last year to reach an all-time high of US$600 billion, according to official statistics.

Government profits and taxes hit $37 billion, up 37 per cent over the previous year led by strong growth in non-state owned enterprises, the State Statistics Bureau said in a dispatch carried by the state-run People's Daily.

23 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Fast pace of growth for China

CHINA continued to register fast economic growth last month, with industrial production rising steadily, the State Statistics Bureau said yesterday.

Bureau data shows that industrial production, which had suffered from a relatively low growth rate during the previous four months, rose in November.

20 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Inflation rise renews concerns

INFLATION rose slightly in China last month, renewing fears of spiralling prices in the face of the new economic revolution orchestrated by patriarch Deng Xiaoping.

Statistics released yesterday showed inflation in China's 35 large and medium-sized cities, a major barometer of the nation's economy, rose 0.4 per cent from September's 20.7 per cent to 21.1 per cent.

17 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Reforms only way forward - report

CHINA'S longstanding economic problems could only be solved through continued reform and development, according to an official report.

The China Development Report 1992, released for the first time by the State Statistics Bureau, was published in the Chinese media yesterday.

14 Jun 1993 - 12:00am