Visitors view a 3D printing machine at China Building Science Conference and Green Intelligent Building Expo in the national convention and exhibition center in Tianjin, north China, June 24, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhao Zishuo)
BEIJING, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's machinery industry continued double-digit growth in terms of revenue, profits and added value in the first nine months of the year, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) showed.
The combined operating revenue of companies in the sector came in at 18.75 trillion yuan (about 2.9 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first three quarters, soaring 18.6 percent year on year, according to the MIIT.
During the period, the total profits of the companies rose 13.2 percent from a year earlier to 1.12 trillion yuan, the ministry said.
In the Jan.-Sept. period, the added value of China's machinery industry also climbed 14.1 percent year on year, 2.3 percentage points higher than the overall growth of China's industrial sector. ■