China's logistics sector sees steady growth in first five months-[the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing; logistics demand]


An employee arranges packages at a Cainiao Network logistics center in Guadalajara, Spain, in November. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - China's logistics sector reported steady growth in the first five months of 2022, an industry report showed Tuesday.


Social logistics rose 3 percent year-on-year in the first five months to 128.8 trillion yuan ($19.24 trillion), said the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing in a report.


On a monthly basis, the growth rate edged up 0.5 percent in May, compared with a decline of 3 percent in April.


Since May, the epidemic situation has improved with the order of production and life being gradually restored. Overall, logistics demand has maintained expansion and the growth rate has slightly increased, said the report.


The logistics of the industrial product sector rose 3.3 percent year-on-year from January to May, according to the report.