In March, the added value of industries above designated size increased by 14.1 percent year-on-year (the growth rate of added value below is the real growth rate excluding price factor). On a month-on-month basis, in March, the added value of industries above designated size increased by 0.60 percent over the previous month. In the first quarter, the added value of industries above designated size increased by 24.5 percent year on year, 14.0 percent over the same period in 2019, and 6.8 percent on average in two years.
In terms of three categories, in March, the added value of mining industry increased by 2.9 percent year-on-year, that of manufacturing industry increased by 15.2 percent, and that of power, heat, gas and water production and supply industry increased by 13.9 percent.
In terms of economic types, in March, the added value of state-owned holding enterprises increased by 10.9 percent year-on-year; that of joint stock enterprises increased by 13.4 percent, that of foreign-invested enterprises and enterprises invested by Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan increased by 17.4 percent; and that of private enterprises increased by 16.8 percent.
In terms of industry, in March, the added value of 37 of 41 major industries maintained a year-on-year growth. Agricultural and sideline food processing industry increased by 8.3 percent, textile industry increased by 7.5 percent, chemical raw materials and chemical products manufacturing industry increased by 11.9 percent, non-metallic mineral products industry increased by 24.5 percent, ferrous metal smelting and processing industry increased by 12.3 percent, non-ferrous metal smelting and processing industry increased by 5.9 percent, general equipment manufacturing industry increased by 20.2 percent, special equipment manufacturing industry increased by 17.9 percent, automobile manufacturing industry increased by 40.4 percent, the railway, shipping, aerospace and other transportation equipment manufacturing industry grew by 9.8 percent, the electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing industry grew by 24.1 percent, the computer, communication and other electronic equipment manufacturing industry grew by 12.2 percent, and the power and heat production and supply industry grew by 13.6 percent.
In terms of products, in March, 505 of 612 products increased year on year. Steel was 119.87 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 20.9 percent; cement was 197.02 million tons, an increase of 33.1 percent; ten kinds of non-ferrous metals was 5.48 million tons, an increase of 12.7 percent; ethylene was 2.49 million tons, an increase of 27.8 percent; automobile 2.517 million sets, an increase of 69.8 percent, including 233,000 new energy vehicles, an increase of 237.7 percent; power generation was 657.9 billion kwh, an increase of 17.4 percent; crude oil processing was 59.79 million tons, an increase of 19.7 percent.
In March, the product sales rate of industrial enterprises was 96.5 percent, up 1.4 percentage points year on year; the export delivery value of industrial enterprises was 1,194.7 billion yuan, up 15.9 percent in nominal terms year on year.