Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region saw the added value of the secondary industry increase by five per cent year on year in the first half year, with coal, oil and natural gas.
And also non-metallic mineral products industries as the main driving force, according to local authorities.
Hao Junqing, deputy director of the regional statistics bureau, said at a news conference on Tuesday that the added value of the coal mining and washing industry increased by 33.2 per cent year on year in the first half year.
While that of the oil and gas exploration industry increased by 6.7 per cent, and that of the non-metallic mineral products industry leapt 10.3 per cent during the period.
In the first half year, Xinjiang’s raw coal output reached 181.48 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 28.8 per cent.
The crude oil output amounted to 16.2 million tonnes, an increase of 8.9 per cent year on year.
During the period, natural gas output reached 20.98 billion cubic meters, up 5.9 per cent year on year. (Xinhua/NAN)