In March 2019, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 8.5 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 3.2 percentage points from that in the first two months. In March, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size went up by 1.0 percent month-on-month. In the first quarter, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 6.5 percent year-on-year.
In view of three sectors, the value added of mining and quarrying increased 4.6 percent year-on-year, an increase of 4.3 percentage points from that in the first two months; that of manufacturing increased 9.0 percent, an increase of 3.4 percentage points; and that of production and distribution of electricity, heating power, gas and water was up by 7.7 percent, an increase of 0.9 percentage point.
Analysis on different types of enterprises showed that, in March, the value added of the state holding enterprises increased 4.7 percent, year-on-year, that of joint-stock enterprises increased 10.0 percent, that of enterprises funded by foreign investors or investors from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan increased 4.2 percent; that of private enterprise increased 14.2 percent..
Grouped by different sectors, in March, 40 industries within 41 industrial divisions kept year-on-year growth. Of this total, the growth of processing of food from agricultural products was 5.7 percent; the textile industry was up by 9.0 percent; the manufacture of raw chemical materials and chemical products, up by 7.1 percent; the manufacture of non-metallic mineral products, up by 15.4 percent; the manufacture and processing of ferrous metals, up by 8.5 percent; the manufacture and processing of non-ferrous metals, up by 11.1 percent; the manufacture of general-purpose machinery, up by 14.1 percent; the manufacture of special-purpose machinery, up by 16.4 percent; the manufacture of automobile industry, up by 2.6 percent; the manufacture of railway locomotives, building of ships and boats, manufacture of air and spacecrafts and other transportation equipments, up by 13.6 percent; the manufacture of electric machinery and equipment, up by 15.2 percent; the manufacture of computer, communication equipment and other electronic equipment, up by 10.2 percent; the production and supply of electric power and heat power, up by 7.2 percent.
In terms of different regions, in March, the value-added of eastern region increased 10.3 percent year-on-year; central region went up by 9.6 percent; western region rose by 7.5 percent; northeastern region went up by 8.0 percent.
In terms of different products, 414 products within 605 products kept year-on-year growth. Of this total, the output of pig iron was 97.87 million tons, went up by 11.4 percent year-on-year; that of cement was 179.71 million tons, up by 22.2 percent; that of 10 kinds of nonferrous metals was 4.67 million tons, up by 6.9 percent; that of ethylene was 1,750 thousand tons, up by 7.5 percent; that of automobiles was 2,587 thousand sets, down by 2.6 percent; of which, that of cars was 988 thousand sets, down by 3.4 percent; that of new energy cars was 109 thousand sets, up by 41.6 percent; that of electricity was 569.8 billion kilowatt-hours, up by 5.4 percent; that of crude oil was 53.04 million tons, up by 3.2 percent.
The sales ratio of industrial products in March was 98.8 percent, an increase of 1.3 percentage points from that in the same month of last year. The total export delivery value of industrial enterprises was 1,029.2 billion yuan, a nominal year-on-year increase of 5.7 percent.