## percent

[= per cent]

About 40 percent of the solar energy is concentrated in the region ......

an increase of 5% $\langle$a 5% increase$\rangle$ in the cost of living

The quantity $A$ was greater by a mere 20%.

Quarterly sales rose by 9% compared with the same period in 2007.

% increase on previous year [in a diagram caption]

Firms employing over 1000 people accounted for 50% of total employment. [= represented 50%]

Subsidies on these commodities total 25 per cent of the budget.

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