Chinese authorities transferred about 1.1 percent of cases involving fake or low-quality products to the police in 2011, the country’s quality watchdog said on Tuesday.

Authorities dealt with 111,300 cases in 2011 with the goods generating about 5.5 billion yuan (846 million U.S. dollars), said Li Yuanping, a spokesman for the General Administration of quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said, according to state news agency Xinhua.

There were 1,190 cases transferred to police.

The average amount involved per case rose from 37,100 yuan in 2010 to 53,500 yuan in 2011, according to the report.

Nearly half of the cases were related to food, building materials and agricultural production, the spokesman said.