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Chinese industrial production up 9.7% year on year in December 2013



BEIJING , Jan. 20, 2014 (Press Release) - 

In December 2013, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 9.7 percent year-on-year (the following growth rates of value added are real growth rates, after deducting price factors), 0.3 percentage points lower than that in last month. In December, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size went up by 0.71 percent month-on-month. From January to December, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 9.7 percent. Analysis on different types of enterprises showed that, in December, the year-on-year growth of the state-owned enterprises and state holding enterprises increased 8.3 percent, collective enterprises increased 3.4 percent, joint-stock enterprises increased 10.8 percent, enterprises funded by foreign investors or investors from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan province increased 8.9 percent. In view of three sectors, the value added of mining and quarrying increased 5.4 percent in December, that of manufacturing increased 10.7 percent, and that of production and distribution of electricity, gas and water was up by 6.0 percent, year-on-year. Grouped by different sectors, in December, 40 industries within 41 industrial divisions kept year-on-year growth. Of this total, the growth of textile industry was 6.3 percent; the manufacture of raw chemical materials and chemical products, up by 12.6 percent; the manufacture of non-metallic mineral products, up by 9.1 percent; the ferrous metal smelting and pressing, up by 7.7 percent; the manufacture of general-purpose machinery, up by 8.2 percent; the manufacture of automobile industry, up by 20.8 percent; the manufacture of railway locomotives, building of ships and boats, manufacture of air and spacecrafts and other transportation equipments, up by 9.0 percent; the manufacture of electric machinery and equipment, up by 11.0 percent; the manufacture of computer, communication equipment and other electronic equipment, up by 11.8 percent; the production and supply of electricity and heat, up by 5.2 percent. In terms of different regions, in December, the value-added of eastern region increased 8.9 percent year-on-year; the central region went up by 10.5 percent; western region rose by 11.3 percent. In terms of different products, of the total 464 products, the output of 307 products in September showed a year-on-year growth. Of this total, the output of electricity was 478.0 billion kilowatt-hours, up by 8.3 percent; that of pig iron was 90.41 million tons, up by 10.3 percent; that of cement was 205.29 million tons, up by 10.8 percent; that of crude oil was 42.02 million tons, up by 0.2 percent; that of 10 kinds of nonferrous metals was 3.47 million tons, up by 2.3 percent; and that of ethylene was 1530 thousand tons, up by 15.1 percent; that of automobiles was 2298 thousand sets, up by 22.8 percent; that of cars was 1271 thousand sets, up by 20.1 percent. The sales ratio of industrial products in December was 99.1 percent, or 0.4 percentage point lower than that in the same period of last year. The total export delivery value of industrial enterprises was 1,067.2 billion yuan, a nominal year-on-year increase of 5.8 percent.

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