Jun. 1, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The gross industrial output of the 1,624 large and medium ship enterprises in China
saw slower growth of 6.3% YoY to RMB 249.8 billion in the first four months of this year, according to the latest statistics released by the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry.
The gross output of the ship manufacturing sector climbed only 2.3% YoY to RMB 188.3 billion.
The output of completed ships fell 16.8% YoY to 15.65 million deadweight tons in the first four months. The industry's new orders plunged 45.9% to 7.37 million deadweight tons during the period, due to the weak shipping market.
As of the end of April, the industry's outstanding ship orders had decreased 26.1% YoY to 139.24 million deadweight tons, 7.1% less than at the end of 2011.
The ship industry's gross profit fell 7.3% YoY to RMB 8.18 billion, while its core business revenue rose 9.4% to RMB 150.7 billion.