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GDP growth in Q1

This file photo taken on March 17, 2014 shows the production lines of carmaker BAIC Group in Huanghua, north China's Hebei Province. China's economy grew 7.4 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed on Wednesday. The NBS said that preliminary data showed the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) reached 12.8213 trillion yuan (2.08 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter. (Xinhua/Mu Yu)

China's first quarter GDP grows 7.4 pct

BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China's economy grew 7.4 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed on Wednesday.

The NBS said that preliminary data showed the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) reached 12.8213 trillion yuan (2.08 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter. Full Story

Business climate index in Q1

China's business climate index rises in Q1

BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China's retail sales grew 12 percent year on year to 6.21 trillion yuan (1.01 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday.

In March, retail sales gained 12.2 percent from the same period last year to 1.98 trillion yuan and deducting inflation, the actual growth rate was 10.8 percent, said the NBS.  Full Story

 Fixed assets investment in Q1

China's Q1 fixed-asset investment up 17.6 pct

BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China's urban fixed asset investment rose 17.6 percent year on year to 6.8322 trillion yuan (1.11 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday.

Investment in property development climbed 16.8 percent, retreating 2.5 percentage points from the rate seen in the first two months, the NBS said. Full Story

Industrial value added in Q1

China's Q1 industrial value added up 8.7 pct

BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China's industrial value added expanded 8.7 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2014, official figures showed on Wednesday.

Industrial value added in March edged up by 0.81 percent from February, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said. Full Story

Incomes in Q1

In this file photo taken on Feb. 22, 2014, job seekers visit a job fair in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

Chinese incomes continue surging in Q1

BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- The average incomes of China's urban and rural residents continued to rise in the first quarter of 2014, revealed the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday.

The average per capita disposable income rose 11.1 percent year on year to 5,562 yuan (908.82 U.S. dollars) in the first quarter. Deducting inflation, the actual growth was 8.6 percent, according to the NBS. Full Story

Property sales fall in Q1

China's property sales fall in Q1

BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- A total of 201.11 million square meters of property was sold in the first quarter this year, down 3.8 percent year on year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday.

The fall widened from the 0.1-percent drop seen in the first two months of the year, according to NBS. Full Story

Retail sales in Q1

 

In this file photo taken on March 14, 2014, customers buy pork products in a supermarket in east China's Shanghai. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

China's Q1 retail sales up 12 pct

BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China's retail sales grew 12 percent year on year to 6.21 trillion yuan (1.01 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday.

In March, retail sales gained 12.2 percent from the same period last year to 1.98 trillion yuan and deducting inflation, the actual growth rate was 10.8 percent, said the NBS. Full Story

Power consumption in Q1

China's power consumption rises 5.4 percent in Q1

BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- China's power consumption rose 5.4 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, official data showed on Tuesday.

Power use, an indicator of economic activity, gained 7.2 percent in March from a year ago, according to National Energy Administration (NEA) data. Full Story

Editors: Yamei, Miou

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