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China’s logistics sector reports steady growth, improved operating efficiency

Updated: Nov 28,2018 9:26 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The total value of goods carried by the logistics sector surged to 231.5 trillion yuan (about $33.3 trillion) in the first 10 months, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said in a statement on Nov 28.

The total amount was up 6.6 percent year-on-year. The growth rate, however, edged down 0.1 percentage points when compared with that for the first three quarters of the year.

Logistics expenditure was 10.7 trillion yuan in the first 10 months, up 8.6 percent, which was 1.8 percentage points lower than a year earlier.

The Logistics Performance Index (LPI) stood at 54.5 percent in October, up 1.4 percentage points from September, the federation said. A reading above 50 percent indicates expansion from the previous month, while a reading below indicates contraction.

The sector’s stable performance came amid steady growth of China’s economy, which expanded 6.7 percent in the first three quarters of the year, above the government’s annual growth target of around 6.5 percent.

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