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China’s food industry notches steady growth in first five months

BEIJING (XINHUA) – China’s food industry saw stable expansion in terms of production and sales in the first five months of the year, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed.

The value-added industrial output of the agricultural and sideline food processing sector rose 4.1 per cent year on year in the period, while that of the food manufacturing sector climbed 4.3 per cent year on year, according to the ministry.

The sector of beverage and refined tea manufacturing saw its industrial added value surge by 8.8 per cent over the previous year.

In the January-May period, retail sales of grain, oil and food hit CNY593.6 billion, up 9.5 per cent year on year. Retail sales of beverages rose 10.4 per cent.