Labourers pour molten iron into a container at a foundry in Xiangfan, Hubei province July 2, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer
China December industrial profits up 17.3 percent on year
Posted : Saturday, 26 January 2013 08:42PM
BEIJING (Reuters) - Profits earned by China's industrial companies rose 17.3 percent in December from a year earlier to 895.2 billion yuan ($143.91 billion), moderating from November's 22.8 percent increase, China's National Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday.
Industrial profits totaled 5.56 trillion yuan in 2012, up 5.3 percent from a year earlier, the bureau said in a statement published on its website, www.stats.gov.cn
(Reporting By Xiaoyi Shao and Lucy Hornby)
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