Chinas industrial added value above scale increased by 5.7percent in December 2018.

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 Chinas industrial added value above scale increased by 5.7percent in December 2018.

In three categories, in December, the value-added of mining industry increased by 3.6% year-on-year, 1.3 percentage points faster than in November; the manufacturing industry increased by 5.5% and fell by 0.1 percentage points; and the production and supply of electricity, heat, gas and water increased by 9.6% and fell by 0.2 percentage points.

In terms of economic types, in December, the added value of state-owned holding enterprises increased by 3.6%, collective enterprises decreased by 1.4%, joint-stock enterprises increased by 7.0%, and foreign and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan-invested enterprises increased by 1.7%.

In December, 37 of the 41 major industries maintained year-on-year growth in value added. Among them, agricultural and sideline food processing industry grew by 5.9%, textile industry by 0.2%, chemical raw materials and chemical products manufacturing industry by 1.8%, non-metallic mineral products industry by 8.8%, ferrous metal smelting and calendering industry by 9.2%, non-ferrous metal smelting and calendering industry by 13.2%, general equipment manufacturing industry by 6.5%, special equipment manufacturing industry by 11.7%, automobile manufacturing industry by 4.1%. Railway, ship, aerospace and other transport equipment manufacturing industry grew by 13.8%, electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing industry by 10.1%, computer, communications and other electronic equipment manufacturing industry by 10.5%, and power, thermal production and supply industry by 8.3%.

Regionally, in December, the added value of the eastern region increased by 5.0%, the central region by 8.3%, the western region by 7.7%, and the northeastern region by 7.5%.

In December, 330 of 596 products increased year-on-year. Among them, 93.65 million tons of steel, an increase of 9.1%; 18.89 million tons of cement, an increase of 4.3%; 5.08 million tons of ten non-ferrous metals, an increase of 10.0%; 1.6 million tons of ethylene, a decrease of 0.1%; 25.26 million cars, a decrease of 14.9%, of which 103 million cars, a decrease of 17.1%; 620 billion kWh of electricity generation, an increase of 6.2%; 51.17 million tons of crude oil processing, an increase of 44%.

In December, the product sales rate of industrial enterprises was 98.5%, down 0.3 percentage points from the same month last year. Industrial enterprises realized export delivery value of 1174.9 billion yuan, an increase of 4.1% over the same period last year.

Source: Responsible Editor of the National Bureau of Statistics: Li Hang_BJS 4645