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Published: 17:10, December 29, 2021
NBS: China's cultural industry expands steadily in 2020
By Xinhua
Published:17:10, December 29, 2021 By Xinhua

A staff member demonstrates traditional weaving skills at the booth of Beijing at the 17th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province, Sept 24, 2021. (MAO SIQIAN/XINHUA)

BEIJING - China's cultural and relevant sectors saw solid growth in 2020 despite COVID-19 shocks, official data showed.

Before deducting the price factor, the sectors' added value went up 1.3 percent from one year earlier in 2020 to hit around 4.5 trillion yuan (about $705.2 billion), taking up about 4.43 percent of the national gross domestic product, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

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In breakdown, the cultural content creation and production sector gained momentum in 2020, with its added value logging an 11.1-percent year-on-year increase to 1.03 trillion yuan, NBS data showed.

Influenced by the pandemic outbreak, the added value of cultural entertainment services shrunk 19.8 percent year-on-year to 192.2 billion yuan.

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