China Services Take Major Economic Share for First Time: Chart

China’s economy is becoming more reliant on services as its growth rate decelerates.

The so-called tertiary category, running the gamut from restaurants to banking, accounted for 50.5 percent of the nation’s economic output, a first-time majority, as the government reported full-year gross domestic product expanded 6.9 percent. Manufacturing, categorized as secondary industries, accounted for about 40 percent and agriculture, the "primary" industry, accounted for less than 10 percent.

— With assistance by Ailing Tan

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