Actual economic growth in China has been revised up to 9.69% from 9.66% for the first six months of 2004.

The National Bureau of Statistics reported the adjusted statistics after revisions to production in the telecommunications, transport, storage and post industry sectors raised GDP by 1.5 billion yuan ($181m; €148m; £100m) more than the preliminary figure.

Changes implemented last year have attempted to improve the evaluation of China's GDP to make the figures more objective. Accounting practices have also been streamlined to three stages of preliminary accounting, preliminary check and final check.

Data sourced from: People’s Daily Online; additional content by WARC staff