In August 2019, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 4.4 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 0.4 percentage point from July. In August, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size went up by 0.32 percent month-on-month. In the first eight months, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 5.6 percent year-on-year.
In view of three sectors, the value added of mining and quarrying increased 3.7 percent year-on-year in August, with the growth rate declined 2.9 percentage points than that in July. That of manufacturing increased 4.3 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points, and that of production and distribution of electricity, heating power, gas and water was up by 5.9 percent, a decrease of 1.0 percentage point.
Analysis on different types of enterprises showed that, in August, the value added of the state holding enterprises increased by 4.1 percent, year-on-year, that of joint-stock enterprises increased by 5.3 percent, that of enterprises funded by foreign investors or investors from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan province increased by 1.3 percent, that of private enterprise increased by 6.0 percent.
Grouped by different sectors, in August, 32 industries within 41 industrial divisions kept year-on-year growth. Of this total, the growth of processing of food from agricultural products unchanged, the textile industry was up by 0.1 percent; the manufacture of raw chemical materials and chemical products, up by 1.2 percent; the manufacture of non-metallic mineral products, up by 8.1 percent; the manufacture and processing of ferrous metals, up by 10.4 percent; the manufacture and processing of non-ferrous metals, up by 8.5 percent; the manufacture of general-purpose machinery kept the same level, the manufacture of special-purpose machinery, up by 3.3 percent; the manufacture of automobile industry, up by 4.3 percent; the manufacture of railway locomotives, ships and boats, aerospace vehicles and other transportation equipment, up by 7.8 percent; the manufacture of electric machinery and equipment, up by 10.0 percent; the manufacture of computer, communication equipment and other electronic equipment, up by 4.7 percent; the production and supply of electric power and heat power, up by 5.1 percent.
In terms of different regions, in August, the value-added of eastern region increased 2.8 percent year-on-year; central region went up by 6.5 percent; western region rose by 5.3 percent; northeastern region went up by 3.0 percent.
In terms of different products, 302 products within 605 products kept year-on-year growth. Of this total, the output of pig iron was 106.39 million tons, went up by 9.8 percent year-on-year; that of cement was 210.18 million tons, went up by 5.1 percent, that of 10 kinds of nonferrous metals was 4.91 million tons, up by 4.4 percent, that of ethylene was 1,650 thousand tons, up by 1.8 percent, that of automobiles was 2,000 thousand sets, down by 0.6 percent, in which, that of cars was 809 thousand sets, down by 7.3 percent; that of new energy cars was 100 thousand sets, up by 9.9 percent; that of electricity was 668.2 billion kilowatt-hours, up by 1.7 percent; that of crude oil was 54 million tons, up by 6.9 percent.
The sales ratio of industrial products in August was 98.3 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percentage point from the same month of last year. The total export delivery value of industrial enterprises was 1,046.4 billion yuan, a nominal year-on-year decrease of 4.3 percent.