The city’s industrial added value of enterprises at and above designated scale increased by 7 percent between January and July, sources from the city’s statistics bureau said.
Thirty-two out of 37 industrial industries have seen positive growth in their added values. Among them, general purpose equipment manufacturing, electric and machinery manufacturing, instruments and meters manufacturing, and special equipment manufacturing saw 26.9, 22.6, 21.6 and 10 percent growth, respectively, compared to the same period last year.
High and new technology production has greatly increased. Robotics for industrial use increased by 75.5 percent. New energy vehicles and charging station production increased by 2.98 and 1.15 times, with an average increase of 39.3 and 72.5 percent, respectively, in two years. Production of 3D printing devices increased by 11.4 percent.
In the first seven months of this year, the city’s fixed assets investment dropped by 1.3 percent. However, non-property-development investments increased by 11 percent year on year, 26.2 percent higher than the growth in property development investment. The city’s year-on-year infrastructure project investments increased by 8.5 percent.
Education sector investment was up by 47.5 percent, while power, heat, gas and water production investments were up by 34.7 percent year on year.
Foreign trade between January and July increased to 1.87 trillion yuan (US$289.64 billion), up by 16.4 percent year on year. Exports increased by 14.4 percent to 1 trillion yuan and imports increased by 18.8 percent to 867.4 billion yuan.
The city’s local public budgetary revenue reached 275.8 billion yuan between January and July, up by 14.2 percent year on year, with an expenditure of 254 billion yuan, up by 14.2 percent. The expenditure in nine categories of the livelihood sector took up 68.7 percent of the total. Expenditures in social insurance and employment, housing, education and public health increased by 54.4 percent, 36.1 percent, 21 percent and 19.5 percent, respectively.
The balance of financial institutions was 10.82 trillion yuan, up by 14.6 percent, and the loans of these institutions amounted to 7.3 trillion yuan, up by 12.3 percent. The consumer price index saw a year-on-year increase of 0.3 percent between January and July. Food prices saw a drop of 0.3 percent.