In April 2019, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 5.4 percent year-on-year in real terms (the following growth rates of value added are real growth rates, after deducting price factors), a decrease of 3.1 percentage points from that in the first three months. In April, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size went up by 0.37 percent month-on-month. In the first four months, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 6.2 percent year-on-year.
In view of three sectors, in April, the value added of mining and quarrying increased 2.9 percent year-on-year, the growth rate went down by 1.7 percentage points from that in the first three months; that of manufacturing increased 5.3 percent, a decrease of 3.7 percentage points; and that of production and distribution of electricity, heating power, gas and water was up by 9.5 percent, an increase of 1.8 percentage points.
Analysis on different types of enterprises showed that, in April, the value added of the state holding enterprises increased 6.0 percent year-on-year, that of joint-stock enterprises increased 6.3 percent, that of enterprises funded by foreign investors or investors from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan increased 2.5 percent; that of private enterprise increased 5.1 percent..
Grouped by different sectors, in April, 33 industries within 41 industrial divisions kept year-on-year growth. Of this total, the growth of processing of food from agricultural products was 3.4 percent; the textile industry was down by 1.8 percent; the manufacture of raw chemical materials and chemical products, up by 3.4 percent; the manufacture of non-metallic mineral products, up by 9.8 percent; the manufacture and processing of ferrous metals, up by 11.5 percent; the manufacture and processing of non-ferrous metals, up by 8.9 percent; the manufacture of general-purpose machinery, up by 2.0 percent; the manufacture of special-purpose machinery, up by 2.8 percent; the manufacture of automobile industry, down by 1.1 percent; the manufacture of railway locomotives, building of ships and boats, manufacture of air and spacecrafts and other transportation equipments, up by 5.8 percent; the manufacture of electric machinery and equipment, up by 7.1 percent; the manufacture of computer, communication equipment and other electronic equipment, up by 12.4 percent; the production and supply of electric power and heat power, up by 9.1 percent.
In terms of different regions, in April, the value-added of eastern region increased 2.5 percent year-on-year; central region went up by 7.7 percent; western region rose by 4.0 percent; northeastern region went down by 0.1 percent.
In terms of different products, in April, 298 products within 605 products kept year-on-year growth. Of this total, the output of pig iron was 102.05 million tons, went up by 11.5 percent year-on-year; that of cement was 213.45 million tons, up by 3.4 percent; that of 10 kinds of nonferrous metals was 4.74 million tons, up by 4.9 percent; that of ethylene was 1,690 thousand tons, up by 9.5 percent; that of automobiles was 2,020 thousand sets, down by 15.8 percent; of which, that of cars was 797 thousand sets, down by 18.8 percent; that of new energy cars was 89 thousand sets, up by 17.1 percent; that of electricity was 544.0 billion kilowatt-hours, up by 3.8 percent; that of crude oil was 52.10 million tons, up by 5.1 percent.
The sales ratio of industrial products in April was 97.2 percent, a decrease of 2.4 percentage points from that in the same period of last year. The total export delivery value of industrial enterprises was 989.9 billion yuan, a nominal year-on-year increase of 7.6 percent.