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The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is reporting today on the country's industrial development, for the first half of this year.
The ministry says China's industrial output grew steadily in the first half of this year. The growth difference between heavy and light industries narrowed month by month. In the first half, industrial added value for heavy and light industries grew by about 19 and 14 percent respectively. The difference in the growth rate narrowed to less than 3 percent in June, from about 9 percent in January and February. And growth of high-energy consumption industries is slowing.
The economy is accelerating adjustment of its structure, and transforming its development pattern.