BEIJING - The completion volume of shipbuilding in China rose 6.7
percent year-on-year in the first nine months to 29.36 million
deadweight tons (dwt), official data showed.
The figure accounted for 37.8 percent of the global market share and
China continued to maintain the leading position in shipbuilding
globally, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information
New shipbuilding orders stood at 19.47 million dwt in the
January-September period, down 27.4 percent year on year, but the
decrease rate was 19.5 percentage points lower than the first half-year.
The number of new orders accounted for 46.6 percent of the market share worldwide.
The volume of holding orders stood at 79.41 million dwt at the end of
September, down 8.2 percent year on year. The holding orders accounted
for 43.1 percent of the total worldwide.
About 91.9 percent of the holding orders were for exports at the end of September.