BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The output of China's building materials sector expanded steadily in the first eight months of this year, official data showed.
From January to August, major building materials all posted a rise in their output. The output of cement and flat glass registered a year-on-year growth of 7 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.
The output of cement increased by 5.1 percent year on year in August, while flat glass also rose 5.1 percent.
The data came as the property sector, a major consumer of cement and flat glass, saw growing investment in the first eight months.
China's investment in property development grew 10.5 percent year on year in the Jan.-Aug. period, official data showed.