China's April car output jumps 83 pct despite SARS

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SHANGHAI, May 21 (Reuters) - Car production in China accelerated 83.4 percent on year to 166,900 in April, 10,000 more than in March despite an outbreak of the SARS virus, official figures showed on Wednesday. Output leapt 110 percent in the first four months of 2003 from a year ago to 565,400, the State Statistical Bureau said in a statement which did not give a breakdown of figures by manufacturer. "Car production was supported strongly by private car purchases," the bureau said. "Not ...

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