China Q1 industrial profit goes up

Last Updated: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 08:41 hrs

Major Chinese industrial firms saw their combined profit rise 12.1 percent year on year in the first quarter, official data showed Saturday.

Profits at industrial companies with annual revenues of more than 20 million yuan ($3.2 million) amounted to 1.17 trillion yuan in the first three months, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement.

In March alone, their profit moved up 5.3 percent year on year to 464.9 billion yuan, reported Xinhua.

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