GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

BEIJING, Jan 24 (FAM) – China’s national rail freight volume, an indicator of economic activity, continued to grow in December thanks to a stabilizing economy and improving commodity markets, official data showed on Friday.

Rail freight volume for December rose 9.8 percent year on year to 315.79 million tonnes, compared with a 13.9-percent rise in November, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) cited by Xinhua news.