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CHN | Nov 14, 2022

China remains world’s top shipbuilder in first three quarters

/ Our Today

A staff member works at a shipbuilding yard of Duchang Shipyard Co., Ltd. in Duchang County of Jiujiang City, east China’s Jiangxi Province. (Photo: Xinhua)

China’s shipbuilding industry continued to lead globally in the first three quarters of this year, boasting the biggest international market share in terms of output and new and holding orders, official data showed.

The country’s shipbuilding output reached 27.8 million deadweight tonnes in the period, accounting for 45.9 per cent of the total globally, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.


New orders in China’s shipbuilding sector took up 53.6 per cent of the overall orders globally, while its holding shipbuilding orders accounted for 48 per cent of the global total, the ministry said.

In the same period, the industrial output of the country’s 75 key shipbuilding enterprises totaled 291.3 billion yuan (about US$40.59 billion), according to the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry.

These firms raked in 3.22 billion yuan of revenue in the first three quarters, up 220.9 per cent from the same period last year.


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