China's papermaking industry posts revenue growth

File photo shows a worker using recyclable bamboo materials to make paper in Fengxin County, east China's Jiangxi Province. [Photo/Xinhua]

China's papermaking industry reported higher revenue in the first three quarters of the year, official data showed.

The industry's revenue stood at 1.11 trillion yuan (about 154 billion U.S. dollars) in the January-September period, up 1.9% from a year ago, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

During this period, the output of machine-made paper and paperboard totaled 101.55 million tonnes, down 1.2 percent year on year, the data showed.