Tibet reports 7 pct GDP growth in Q1


    The gross domestic product of Tibet Autonomous Region shot up 7.3 percent and the region's GDP hit 7.954 billion yuan in the first quarter of 2009, according to the Statistics Bureau of Tibet and the General Survey Team of Tibet under the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

    In industry, the added value scored by enterprises of scale reached 325.92 million yuan in the first quarter, up 8.4 percent year on year.

    In transportation, the total volume of freight carried reached 964,300 tons, a 13.3 percent rise over the same period last year. The total volume of passengers carried totaled 1.29 million persons.

    Tibet Autonomous Region had received 139,038 tourists by the end of March, up 6.9 percent year on year.

    Meanwhile, the per-capita disposable income of urban residents was 3,254 yuan, an 11.7 percent increase.

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