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

 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