March 15 – Output from the manufacture of equipment for environmental protection in China is expected to grow 20% this year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology predicted. Output from the nation's 779 largest producers of such equipment expanded 31.6% to ¥130.46 billion in 2011.
March 12 – China's fiscal revenue and expenditures totaled ¥2.09 trillion and ¥1.39 trillion in the first month of 2012, up 13.1% and 32.8% respectively from the same period a year ago, the Ministry of Finance said.
March 9 – China's value-added industrial output expanded 11.4% year on year in the first two months of 2012, where the growth of light industries was 12.7% and the growth of heavy industries was 10.9%. Output from state-owned industrials was up 7.3% and output from non mainland-funded industrials was up 5%.
March 7 – The quantity of China's textile exports may fall in 1H 2012 after growth ground to a halt on crimped demand and increased costs last year, the China Textile Association said, adding that only 40% of the struggling textile factories in Guangdong province – the nation's textile production epicenter – reopened after the Chinese New Year. China's textile export quantity rose just half a percentage point in 2011.
March 7 – China's industrial output is expected to grow 11% this year as the government has lowered its target for overall economic growth to 7.5%, said Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology. The nation's industrial output growth rate was 13.9% in 2011, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
March 7 – China's 77 largest steelmakers rolled out ¥246.69 billion worth of steel products and sold ¥260.35 billion worth of goods in January, down 4.6% and 8.5% respectively from a year ago, a person from the China Iron & Steel Association said. The industry reported a net loss of ¥2.18 billion in January, with 12 of the largest 29 mills (with annual capacity of five million tons or above) operating in the red, the source added.
March 1 – China will produce 730 million tons of crude steel and consume 690 million tons this year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology predicted.
March 1 – China's manufacturing improved for a third straight month in February after the official purchasing managers index rose to a five-month high of 51 as factories resumed operations following the weeklong Chinese New Year break, according to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing. The reading was 50.5 in January.
February 29 – Revenue and gross profit from China's cement industry jumped 36.9% and 67% to ¥919.78 billion and ¥102 billion respectively in 2011, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said. Cement output expanded 11.7% to 2.1 billion tons last year, where 8.8 million tons were exported, fetching $530 million.
February 27 – Fixed asset investment in China's cement industry dropped 8.3% to ¥143.9 billion in 2011, marking the first decline in five years, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
February 24 – Revenue from China's electronics sales is expected to grow 10% annually to ¥10 trillion by the end of 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
February 22 – China's total industrial output expanded 10.7% to ¥18.86 trillion in 2011, the National Bureau of Statistics said. Gross industrial profits grew 25.4% to ¥5.45 trillion.
February 22 – Output from China's nonconventional material industry is expected to grow 25% annually to ¥2 trillion by the end of 2015, according to a five-year plan released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
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