China’s industrial added value expanded 8.6 percent year on year in the first two months, Xinhua reported Thursday, citing the National Bureau of Statistics. On a month-to-month basis, industrial added value in February edged up slightly by 0.61 percent from the previous month, the report said. The added value of state-owned enterprises grew by 4.4 percent in the two months, while joint stock companies ended the period with 9.9 percent growth, it said. The manufacturing sector saw 9.8 percent growth in added value from January to February, while that of the mining industry grew by 3.5 percent, according to the bureau data.
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