In April, the value added of industries above designated size increased by 3.9 percent year-on-year (the growth rate of the value added below is the real growth rate after deducting the price factor), which was 1.1 percent of decrease in last month. On a month on month basis, in April, the value added of industries above designated size increased by 2.27 percent over the previous month. In the first four months, the value added of industries above designated size decreased by 4.9 percent year on year.
In terms of three categories, in April, the value added of the mining industry increased by 0.3 percent year-on-year, down 3.9 percentage points over last month; that of the manufacturing industry increased by 5.0 percent, which was 1.8 percent of decrease in last month; that of the production and distribution of electricity, heating, gas and water increased by 0.2 percent, which was 1.6 percent of decrease in last month;
In terms of economic types, in April, the value added of state-owned holding enterprises increased by 0.5 percent year-on-year; that of joint-stock enterprises increased by 4.0 percent; that of foreign, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan invested enterprises increased by 3.9 percent; and that of private enterprises increased by 7.0 percent.
In terms of different industries, in April, the value added of 28 of the 41 major industries maintained a year-on-year growth. The value added of agricultural and sideline food processing industry increased by 3.0 percent, that of textile industry rose by 2.0 percent, that of chemical raw materials and chemical products manufacturing industry increased by 3.2 percent, that of non-metallic mineral products industry increased by 4.2 percent, that of ferrous metal smelting and processing industry and non-ferrous metal smelting and processing industry rose by 4.6 and 6.9, that of general equipment manufacturing industry, special equipment manufacturing industry and automobile manufacturing industry rose by 7.5, 14.3 and 5.8 percent, that of railways, shipbuilding, aerospace and other transportation equipment increased by 5.7 percent, that of electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing, and manufacturing of computer, communication and other electronic equipment increased by 9.0 and 11.8 percent, while that of the production and distribution of electric power, heat and water decreased by 0.2 percent.
In terms of different regions, in April, the value added of the eastern region, central region, western region and northeast region increased by 5.3, 4.5, 5.1 and 2.8 percent.
In terms of different products, in April, 367 of 612 products increased year on year. Steel was 107.01 million tons, increased by 3.6 percent; cement was 223.47 million tons, increased by 3.8 percent; ten non-ferrous metals was 4.93 million tons, increased by 3.8 percent year on year; ethylene was 1.68 million tons, decreased by 1.4 percent; automobile was 2.1 million sets, increased by 5.1 percent, including 77 thousand new energy vehicles, decreased by 17.2 percent; power generation was 554.3 billion kilowatt hours, increased by 0.3 percent; crude oil processing capacity was 53.85 million tons, up by 0.8 percent.
In April, the product sales rate of industrial enterprises was 98.0 percent, up by 0.8 percentage point from the same month of last year; the export delivery value of industrial enterprises was 979 billion yuan, up by 1.1 percent on a year-on-year basis in nominal terms.