China Industrial Output Up 16% In April

China's industrial output rose 16% from a year earlier to 564.7 billion yuan ($68 billion) in April, the National Bureau of Statistics reported May 18. Brisk foreign trade helped boost output, with industrial enterprises posting 29.9% growth in exports in April compared to the same month last year. In the first four months of the year, industrial output rose 16.2% from a year earlier to 2.02 trillion yuan ($244 billion).

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2005

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