City's GDP up 6% for year-to-date

Wang Yanlin
Shanghai's economy totaled 2.53 trillion yuan (US$360 billion) during the first three quarters, official data show. Service industry gains reach 8.9 percent.
Wang Yanlin

Shanghai’s gross domestic product expanded 6 percent year on year in the first three quarters to 2.53 trillion yuan (US$360 billion), according to the Shanghai Statistics Bureau.

Growth ticked up 0.1 percentage point from the first half, led by the services industry, which increased 8.9 percent in the January-September period.

Manufacturing sector value dropped 1.1 percent during the period and the agricultural sector declined 4.3 percent.

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