China posted 9.2 pc growth rate in 2009: Official body

China's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009 has been modified up to 9.2 per cent from the previous 9.1 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced Tuesday.

After the revision, China's GDP at current value was 34.09 trillion yuan (USD 5.15 trillion) in 2009, up by 39.6 billion yuan from the previous figure, the NBS said in a statement on its website.

The NBS gave no explanation for the revision, but a chart breaking down the output figures indicated all the additional gains came from the tertiary, or service, sector, Xinhua reported.

After the verification, the value added output of the tertiary sector was 14.80 trillion yuan, 39.6 billion yuan more than the figure announced by the NBS in July.

The value added output of the primary sector was 3.52 trillion yuan while that of the secondary sector was 15.76 trillion yuan, both unchanged from previous calculations.
This was the second revision of the 2009 GDP growth figure.

The Chinese government originally said the national economy expanded 8.7 per cent year on year in 2009.

Based on the current calculation, the primary sector contributed 10.3 per cent of China's 2009 GDP, the secondary sector 46.3 per cent and the tertiary sector 43.4 per cent.

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