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News Conference of the Economic Activities in Zhejiang in the First Half Year of 2013
2013-07-25 10:05:02

Topic: News Conference of the Economic Activities in Zhejiang in the First Half Year of 2013

Release time: 15:00 July 22nd (Monday)

Guests: Deputy Director of Zhejiang Provincial Statistics Bureau, Spokesperson Wang Jie

              Deputy Leader of the Survey Office of the National Bureau of Statistics in Zhejiang, Spokesperson Chen Min

Introduction: the News Conference of the Economic Activities in Zhejiang in the First Half Year of 2013 will be held at 15:00 on July 22nd (Monday) in Zhejiang News Release Lounge (the 3rd floor of the Conference Center of Zhijiang Hotel). Deputy Director of Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Statistics, Spokesperson Wang Jie, and Deputy Leader of the Survey Office of the National Bureau of Statistics in Zhejiang, Spokesperson Chen Min both will attended the news conference to issue the information and answer questions from the press.

Web address: http://www.zj.gov.cn/col/col30391/index.html

News release:

News Conference of the Economic Activities in Zhejiang in the First Half Year of 2013

Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Statistics

Survey Office of National Bureau of Statistics in Zhejiang

July 22nd, 2013

In the first half of the year 2013, the gross output value in Zhejiang reached 1695.4 billion yuan, with an increase of 8.3% at comparable prices in the same period of the past year. The growth rate remained the same as in the first quarter, 0.9% higher on year-on-year basis, and 0.7% higher than the national level on year-on-year basis. In particular, the added-value of the first industry accounted for 68 billion yuan, with a year-on-year growth of 2.4%. The added-value of the second industry was 844 billion yuan, with a year-on-year increase of 8.9%. The added-value of the third industry reached 783.4 billion yuan, with a year-on-year increase of 8.1%.

       First, the grain production grew steadily, and profitable agriculture was developing well. The spring grain production was increased in the three aspects of the seeding area, the yield per unit, and total yield respectively reaching 2.708 million mu, 236 kg per mu, and 639 thousand tons, with the increase rate of 1.5%, 0.9% and 2.3% as compared to the last year. The estimated seeding area of the early rice was 1.727 million mu, with an increase of 4.0% as compared to the last year. In the first half of the year 2013, the seeding area of vegetables, medicine, and flowers and seedlings gained respective year-on-year increase rate of 0.03%, 1.7% and 4.5%. The total production of meat reached 899 thousand tons, with a year-on-year decrease of 0.9%. In particular, the pork production accounted for 706.5 thousand tons, with a growth rate of 0.8%. The aquatic production reached 1826 thousand tons, with an increase rate of 5.7%.

       Second, the development of industrial production and sales sped up, and the innovation-driven development achieved significant progress. In the first half of the year 2013, the added-value of the above-scale industry reached 547.5 billion, with a 8.9% increase compared to the same period in the last year, and the increase rate being 0.8% higher than that in the first quarter. The sales value reached 2.8868 trillion yuan, with an increase rate of 8.8%. In particular, the domestic sales value accounted for 2.3346 trillion yuan, with an increase rate of 9.9%. The export delivery value reached 552.2 billion yuan, changing the downtrend from the year-on-year decrease rate of 0.7% in the last year to an increase rate of 4.1%. The added value of the strategic emerging industries, the high-tech industries and the equipment manufacturing industries respectively gained a year-on-year increase rate of 9%, 11% and 9.2%, being faster than the grow rate of above-scale industries. It was estimated that the decrease ratio of the energy consumption per unit of GDP in the first half year would be around 4%. The industrial profit gained by above-scale enterprises in the first five months reached 110.1 billion yuan, with a year-on-year increase rate of 12.7%, which is 3.1% higher than that in the first quarter.

       Third, the development of service industries remained steady, and the key enterprises performed well. In the first half of the year, the added value of real estate, whole-sale and retail sales, finance, transport, storage and postal service, catering industry and other service industries respectively gained a growth rate of 11.2%, 8.7%, 6.3%, 4.9%, 3.9% and 9%. The business revenue of the service enterprises above designated sizes in the areas of transport, information, business, science and technology, culture, and citizen services achieved a year-on-year growth rate of 14.8%, and their gross profits gained a growth rate of 36.2%.

       Fourth, the investment growth remained fast, and the number of the “Return of Zhejiang Businessmen” projects increased. In the first half year, the investment in fixed assets in Zhejiang reached 923.4 billion yuan, with a growth rate of 22% as compare to the same period in the last year, which was a 0.8% drop from the first quarter. In particular, private investments increased by 19.3%, accounting for 62.2% of the total investment. Industrial investment gained an increase of 19.7%, with the investment in manufacturing industries increasing by 18.2%. There were 13763 newly-commenced projects, with a growth rate of 12.9%, and the total intended investments in these newly-commenced projects increased by 30.2%. The number of “Return of Zhejiang Businessmen” projects was 722. The amount of paid-in investment from outside Zhejiang reached 89.4 billion yuan, with a year-on-year increase rate of 26.1%. The investment in real estate development amounted to 275.2 billion yuan, with a growth rate of 17.8%. The total area and sales value of commercial housing sold respectively increased by 56.2% and 70.1%, and the increase rates fell by 32.5% and 45.5% as compared to those in the first quarter.

       Fifth, the consumer market is rising steadily, and the retails volume of the accommodation and catering enterprises above designated scales dropped. In the first half of the year, the gross retail sales of consumer goods reached 708.1 billion yuan, increasing by 11.1% as compared to the same period last year. The real increase rate after adjusting for inflation was 10.5%, and the nominal growth and the real growth were respectively 0.8% and 0.9% higher than those in the first quarter. The retail sales of trade enterprises above designated size in the area of building materials and decorations, hardware and electrical materials, furniture, and household appliances respectively increased by 55.8%, 42.9%, 19.1%, and 15.5%. The retail sales of gold, silver and jewelry increased by 42.6%. The retail sales of automobiles increased by 6.7%, and the increase rate was 4.9% higher than that in the first quarter. The retail sales volume of catering business for the enterprises (and work units) above designated size was 4.4% less on a year-on-year basis, and that of the accommodation business was 13.3% lower.

       Sixth, foreign trade export achieved fast development, the developing trend of the utilization of foreign investment was promising. In the first half year, the total import-export volume in Zhejiang reached 159.4 billion USD, with a year-on-year increase of 6.5%. In particular, the export volume took up 117.1 billion USD, increased by 11%, with a growth 5.8% higher on a year-on-year basis. The export volume of June reached a record high of 22.18 billion USD. The cumulative imports reached 42.3 billion USD, with a drop of 4.2%, which was less than that in the first quarter by 2.6%. The exports to the USA and EU respectively increased by 4.2% and 1.9%, and the exports to Middle East, Africa, ASEAN, Russia and Latin America respectively increased by 42.1%, 36.8%, 22.1%, 21.7%, and 12.1%. The number of newly approved foreign-invested enterprises reached 717, and the year-on-year increase ratios for contracted foreign investment and the actually utilized foreign investment were 28.5% and 22.3%, respectively, which were higher than those in the first quarter by 13.5% and 15%.

       Seventh, the fiscal revenue continued to grow, and the key expenditures were solidly guaranteed. In the first half of the year, the total fiscal revenue was 388.99 billion yuan, with an increase of 8% as compared to the same period last year. The budgetary revenues of public finance reached 218.25 billion yuan, with an increase of 11.5%. In particular, the tax revenues amounted to 202.6 billion yuan, with an increase of 11.8% and its share reaching 92.8%. The budgetary expenditures of public finance reached 200.5 billion yuan, with a year-on-year increase of 9.9%. In particular, the expenditures in housing support, business and services, health care, science and technology, culture, sports and media, social security and employment, education, business in agriculture, forestry and water conservatory respectively increased by 25.9%, 19.9%, 16.8%, 15.1%, 12.2%, 11.9%, 11.4%, 10% and 9%.

       Eighth, the growth rates of deposits and loans fell down, and the newly increased deposits and loans gained year-on-year increases. By the end of June, RMB and foreign currency outstanding of deposits in financial institutions reached 7.2566 trillion yuan, with a year-on-year increase of 11.1%, which was 2.8% less than the growth rate at the end of March. The newly increased loans reached 588.5 billion yuan, with a year-on-year increase amount of 142.95 billion yuan. RMB and foreign currency outstanding of loans amounted to 6.3238 trillion yuan, with a year-on-year increase rate of 11.7%, which was 0.7% less than that at the end of March. The amount of newly increased loans reached 360.37 billion yuan, which was 20.5 billion yuan more on a year-on-year basis. In terms of domestic loans, short-term loans increased by 12.2%, medium- and long-term loans increased by 10.1%, and bill financing increased by 13.6%.

       Ninth, the consumer prices rose mildly, and the production prices fell. In the first half of the year, CPI increased by 1.9% as compared to the same period last year, and the amount of increase remained the same as in the first quarter. In particular, the year-on-year CPI increase in June was 2.5%, and the month-on-month growth was 0.1%. Six out of the eight major consumer products and services rose, and two fell. In particular, the prices of clothing, housing, household appliances and maintenance, food, entertainment and education products and services, cigarettes and alcohols, and other commodity prices rose respectively by 4.7%, 2.7%, 2.5%, 2.4%, 2.0% and 0.2%. The prices of medical care and personal products, transportation and telecommunication dropped by 0.1% and 0.8% respectively. In the first half year, the producer price and purchase price of industrial products decreased by 2.3% and 2.8% respectively as compared to the same period last year, and size of fall was 0.1% and 0.2% more than that in the first quarter. The month-on-month decline of prices in June was 0.3% and 0.4% respectively.

       Tenth, the residents’ income rose steadily. In the first half of the year, the per capita disposable income of urban residents was 20,461 yuan, which was 8.8% higher than that in the same period of the last year, and the real increase rate after adjusting for inflation reached 6.7%. In particular, the income from wages increased by 6.9%, net business income increased by 9.8%, property income increased by 2.4%, and transfer income increased by 6.6%. The per capita cash income for rural residents reached 10,878 yuan, with a year-on-year increase of 9.9%, and a real increase of 8.0% after adjusting for inflation. In particular, income from wages increased by 10.3%, household business income increased by 9.9%, property income increased by 6.2%, and transfer income increased by 9.0%.

       After the in-depth adjustment in the past two years, economy in Zhejiang is stabilizing and rebounding again since the second half of the last year. With increasing number of positive changes, the effects of structure adjustment, transformation and livelihood improvement are now emerging. However the economic situation is still complicated, with several prominent conflicts and problems at hand. In a comprehensive view of the complexity and changes of the international and domestic economic situations, if there are no great changes in the external environment, Zhejiang economy is hoped to remain steady and uprising in the second half of the year, and the economic situation in the whole year is expected to be steady and promising.

 

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