In December 2018, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 5.7 percent year-on-year in real terms (the following growth rates of value added are real growth rates, after deducting price factors), an increase of 0.3 percentage point from November; up by 0.54 percent month-on-month. In 2018, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 6.2 percent year-on-year, and the growth rate decreased 0.1 percent from that in the first eleven months.
In view of three sectors, the value added of mining and quarrying increased 3.6 percent year-on-year in December, and the growth rate increased 1.3 percentage points from November, that of manufacturing increased 5.5 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point, and that of production and distribution of electricity, heating power, gas and water was up by 9.6 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point.
Analysis on different types of enterprises showed that, in December, the value added of the state holding enterprises increased 3.6 percent year-on-year, that of collective enterprises decreased 1.4 percent, that of joint-stock enterprises increased 7.0 percent, that of enterprises funded by foreign investors or investors from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan province increased 1.7 percent.
Grouped by different sectors, in December, 37 industries within 41 industrial divisions kept year-on-year growth. Of this total, the growth of processing of food from agricultural products was 5.9 percent; the textile industry was 0.2 percent; the manufacture of raw chemical materials and chemical products, up by 1.8 percent; the manufacture of non-metallic mineral products, up by 8.8 percent; the manufacture and processing of ferrous metals, up by 9.2 percent; the manufacture and processing of non-ferrous metals, up by 13.2 percent; the manufacture of general-purpose machinery, up by 6.5 percent; the manufacture of special-purpose machinery, up by 11.7 percent; the manufacture of automobile industry, down by 4.1 percent; the manufacture of railway locomotives, building of ships and boats, manufacture of air and spacecraft and other transportation equipment, up by 13.8 percent; the manufacture of electric machinery and equipment, up by 10.1 percent; the manufacture of computer, communication equipment and other electronic equipment, up by 10.5 percent; the production and supply of electric power and heat power, up by 8.3 percent.
In terms of different regions, in December, the value-added of eastern region increased 5.0 percent year-on-year; central region went up by 8.3 percent; western region went up by 7.7 percent; northeastern region went up by 7.5 percent.
In terms of different products, 330 products within 596 products kept year-on-year growth. Of this total, the output of pig iron was 93.65 million tons, went up by 9.1 percent year-on-year; that of cement was 183.94 million tons, went up by 4.3 percent; that of 10 kinds of nonferrous metals was 5.08 million tons, up by 10.0 percent; that of ethylene was 1,600 thousand tons, down by 0.1 percent; that of automobiles was 2,526 thousand sets, down by 14.9 percent; that of cars was 1,030 thousand sets, down by 17.1 percent; that of electricity was 620 billion kilowatt-hours, up by 6.2 percent; that of crude oil was 51.17 million tons, up by 4.4 percent.
The sales ratio of industrial products in December was 98.5 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percentage point from the same month of last year. The total export delivery value of industrial enterprises was 1,174.9 billion yuan, an increase of 4.1 percent year-on-year.