(Bloomberg) -- China’s statistics authority said officials improperly profited from agency data, according to a report that cited other shortfalls including procedures that don’t keep up with economic changes.

The National Bureau of Statistics said 313 employees violated agency rules and have been asked to return 3.23 million yuan ($500,000) in fees that they improperly collected, according to a statement from the authority posted Wednesday on the website of the nation’s anti-corruption body. The NBS also found irregularities in purchases of handheld devices used to collect data.

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