In March, the value added of industries above designated size decreased by 1.1 percent year-on-year (the growth rate of the value added below is the real growth rate after deducting the price factor), which was 12.4 percentage points lower than that from January to February. On a month on month basis, in March, the value added of industries above designated size increased by 32.13 percent over the previous month. In the first quarter, the value added of industries above designated size decreased by 8.4 percent year on year.
In terms of three categories, in March, the value added of the mining industry increased by 4.2 percent year-on-year, down 6.5 percent from January to February; that of the manufacturing industry decreased by 1.8 percent, with the decrease rate 13.9 percentage points; that of the production and distribution of electricity, heating, gas and water decreased by 1.6 percent, with the decrease rate 5.5 percentage points.
In terms of economic types, in March, the value added of state-owned holding enterprises decreased by 2.5 percent year-on-year; that of joint-stock enterprises decreased by 0.2 percent; that of foreign, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan invested enterprises decreased by 5.4 percent; and that of private enterprises decreased by 0.5 percent.
In terms of different industries, in March, the value added of 16 of the 41 major industries maintained a year-on-year growth. The value added of agricultural and sideline food processing industry decreased by 4.8 percent, that of textile industry fell 5.5 percent, that of chemical raw materials and chemical products manufacturing industry increased by 0.7 percent, that of non-metallic mineral products industry decreased by 4.5 percent, that of ferrous metal smelting and processing industry and non-ferrous metal smelting and processing industry rose by 4.1 and 2.8, that of general equipment manufacturing industry, special equipment manufacturing industry and automobile manufacturing industry dropped by 5.4, 2.2 and 22.4 percent, that of railways, shipbuilding, aerospace and other transportation equipment increased by 0.5 percent, that of electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing decreased by 0.4 percent, that of the manufacturing of computer, communication and other electronic equipment increased by 9.9 percent, and that of the production and distribution of electric power, heat and water decreased by 1.7 percent.
In terms of different regions, in March, the value added of the eastern region and central region decreased by 0.7 and 0.8 percent year on year, that of the western region increased by 4.3 percent, while that of the northeast region dropped by 7.1 percent.
In terms of different products, in March, 227 of 612 products increased year on year. Ten non-ferrous metals was 4.83 million tons, increased by 1.6 percent year on year; flat glass was 78.33 million weight boxes, increased by 0.5 percent; integrated circuit was 21.2 billion pieces, increased by 20.0 percent; steel was 98.88 million tons, decreased by 0.1 percent; cement was 147.85 million tons, decreased by 18.3 percent; ethylene was 1.73 million tons, decreased by 1.4 percent; automobile was 1.461 million sets, decreased by 43.0 percent, including 64 thousand new energy vehicles, decreased by 43.9 percent; power generation was 552.5 billion kilowatt hours, decreased by 4.6 percent, crude oil processing capacity was 50.04 million tons, down 6.6 percent.
In March, the product sales rate of industrial enterprises was 95.0 percent, down 4.1 percentage points from the same month of last year; the export delivery value of industrial enterprises was 1,030.7 billion yuan, up 3.1 percent on a year-on-year basis in nominal terms.