BEIJING, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's plastic industry logged steady growth in the first three quarters of the year, with the combined revenue of manufacturers surging 16.5 percent year on year, official data showed.
The total operating revenue of plastic product manufacturers topped 1.58 trillion yuan (about 246.6 billion U.S. dollars) in the January-September period, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
These companies raked in total profits of 87.1 billion yuan, up 3.3 percent from a year earlier, said the ministry.
In the first three quarters, the output of China's plastic industry reached 58.81 million tonnes, up 9.3 percent year on year. Enditem