Refinery industry sees profits down 58.7%
Updated: 2011-07-22 15:31
By Yu Hongyan (chinadaily.com.cn)
Profits of China's refinery industry totaled 13.4 billion yuan ($1.99 billion) in the first five months of 2011, down 58.7 percent year-on-year, the National Business Daily reported Friday, citing the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
The NDRC said the industry's sales profit ratio was a mere 1.2 percent in that period.
In May alone, the industry net losses came to 3.1 billion yuan, according to the NDRC.
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Sinopec Group, another Chinese oil giant, lost 576 million yuan during the same time period.
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