China's industrial added value, an important economic indicator, rose 7.3% on the year and 1.1% on the month in December, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on January 18.
The year-on-year growth rate was 0.3 percentage point faster than the increase in November. The industrial added value in the year 2020 grew 2.8% from a year ago, said the bureau.
The added value of mining industry rose 4.9% on the year in December, 2.9 percentage points faster than November level; while that for manufacturing industry increased 7.7% year on year, flat from month-ago level; power, heat, gas and water output and supply industry added value climbed 6.1%, 0.7 percentage point quicker than month-ago level.
Eastern area saw its added value grow up by 8.8% on the year and central China's added value rose 6.9% year on year, while western area's growth stood at 4.5% and northeastern China's growth came in at 8.3%.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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