China's transport sector maintains steady recovery in July

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China's transport sector maintains steady recovery in July

BEIJING - China's transport sector maintained a steady recovery in July, adding to evidence of the country's continued economic recovery.

The country's freight volume rose 7.1 percent year-on-year to 4.74 billion tons in July, with the pace of growth accelerating from a rise of 4.3 percent in June.

Last month, the country's port throughput rose 6.6 percent year-on-year to 1.43 billion tons. Sun said the container throughput rose 2.6 percent year-on-year to 27.05 million twenty-foot equivalent units.

Passenger transport posted strong growth last month, as college students return home for the summer vacation, while family visits and tourist trips also surged during the period.

The nation's transport sector had a total of 910 million passengers in July, up 47 percent from a year earlier.