China's marine tourism output hits RMB 1 trillion
Value-added output of China's marine tourism sector hit RMB 1.087 trillion (USD 163 billion) in 2015, up by 11.4% YoY, according to a government report.
Cruises were popular among tourists, with more than 2.48 million trips aboard cruise ships in 2015, a 44% surge compared with the previous year, according to a report jointly released by the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Oceanic Administration.
The marine fishery and shipbuilding industry also grew steadily last year with value-added output of RMB 435.2 billion and RMB 144.1 billion.
Marine oil and gas industry value-added output stood at RMB 93.9 billion, a 2% decrease YoY, due to international crude oil prices.
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