May. 11, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The value-added industrial output of medium-and large-sized enterprises in China rose 9.3% year on year in real terms in April this year, slowing from an 11.9% growth in March, said the National Bureau of Statistics
The value-added industrial output in April climbed 0.35% month on month.
The value-added output of heavy industry increased 8.9% year on year last month, while that of light industry rose 10.3%.
In April, the value-added industrial output of state-owned or state-funded enterprises rose 4.3%, while the value-added industrial output of collective enterprises increased 6.6% and that of joint-stock enterprises increased 10.7%.
Forty of the 41 industrial sectors saw increases in value-added output last month. Value-added output increased 13.7% year on year in the textile industry, increased 10.3% in the chemical raw material and chemical product industry, increased 11.4% in the non-metal mineral product industry, increased 7.4% in the general-purpose equipment industry, increased 10.5% in the auto manufacturing sector and increased 11.4% in the telecom equipment, computer and electronics industry.
Industrial enterprises saw sales-to-output ratio fell 0.5 percentage points to 98.1% in April.
In the first four months, the country's value-added industrial output increased 11.0% year on year.