Coordinate and promote post-disaster recovery and reconstruction and economic and social development
The province’s economic performance was generally stable from January to October
The growth rate of major economic indicators has picked up
The added value of industries above designated size in the province increased by 6.7% year-on-year, fixed asset investment increased by 6.3% year-on-year, and retail sales of consumer goods by units above designated size increased by 9.7% year-on-year…
It was learned from the Provincial Bureau of Statistics that since the beginning of this year, various departments across the province have adhered to the general tone of seeking progress while maintaining stability, and coordinated the promotion of post-disaster recovery and reconstruction and economic and social development. From January to October, the province’s economic operation was generally stable, and the growth rate of major economic indicators rebounded.
The effects of various policies and measures are evident, and the industrial economy is growing steadily.
Data show that from January to October, the added value of industries above designated size in the province increased by 6.7% year-on-year, with the growth rate 0.1 percentage points faster than the first three quarters and 1.0 percentage points faster than the same period last year. Among them, the added value of industrial enterprises above designated size increased by 6.8% year-on-year in October.
Han Hong, director of the Industrial Statistics Division of the Provincial Bureau of Statistics, said that from January to October, all departments across the province resolutely implemented the work arrangements of the provincial party committee and the provincial government, focusing on the work requirements of “establishing industry” and making every effort to boost the industrial economy. , various policies and measures have shown effects, and the industrial economy has maintained steady growth.
More than 50% of industries have experienced growth in production. From January to October, among the 40 major industry categories included in the statistics of industries above designated size in the province, the added value of 23 industries increased year-on-year, with a growth rate of 57.5%. From the perspective of key industries, ferrous metal smelting and rolling processing industry, petroleum, coal and other fuel processing industry, general equipment manufacturing industry, ferrous metal mining and processing industry, electric power and heat production and supply industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, automobile manufacturing industry 7 These industries together drove the province’s industrial added value above designated size to increase by 6.5 percentage points, with a contribution rate of 96.7%.
Strategic emerging industries grew steadily. From January to October, the added value of strategic emerging industries above designated size in the province increased by 5.1% year-on-year. Among them, the manufacturing of new energy vehicles increased by 1.7 times, the manufacturing of optoelectronic devices increased by 54.4%, the manufacturing of high-speed rail equipment and accessories increased by 15.5%, the production of Chinese patent medicines increased by 12.8%, and solar power generation increased by 5.6%.
The equipment manufacturing industry achieved growth. From January to October, the added value of the equipment manufacturing industry increased by 4.8% year-on-year. Among them, general equipment manufacturing, railway, shipbuilding, aerospace and other transportation equipment manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, and electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing increased by 37.5%, 15.4%, 7.5%, and 4.7% respectively.
The driving role of major projects has been significantly strengthened, and post-disaster reconstruction projects have provided impetus for subsequent growth.
Since the beginning of this year, the province has vigorously implemented the project-driven strategy, focused on key points, made breakthroughs, continued to optimize and adjust the industrial structure, and promoted high-quality development while seeking progress while maintaining stability. From January to October, fixed asset investment in the province maintained steady growth, with a year-on-year increase of 6.3%. Among them, investment in construction projects increased by 14.7% year-on-year.
Li Min, director of the Investment and Construction Industry Statistics Division of the Provincial Bureau of Statistics, pointed out that judging from the growth of fixed asset investment in the province from January to October, the growth rate of primary and secondary industries has accelerated, and the tertiary industry has made a greater contribution.
Looking at different industries, from January to October, the province’s secondary industry investment increased by 9.8% year-on-year, a growth rate that was 3.5 percentage points higher than that of all investment, driving the growth of all investment by 2.7 percentage points. Investment in the tertiary industry increased by 5.7%, driving overall investment to grow by 4.1 percentage points.
Investment in Xiongan has grown rapidly. From January to October, investment in Xiongan New Area increased by 15.8% year-on-year, driving the province’s investment growth by 1.5 percentage points. Among them, infrastructure investment increased by 77.5%, accounting for 60.2% of the total investment in the new area, driving the investment growth in the new area by 30.5 percentage points, and is the main force supporting the rapid growth of investment in the new area.
Infrastructure investment is growing well. From January to October, construction projects in the three major fields of transportation, water conservancy, and electric power advanced steadily, and the province’s infrastructure investment increased by 16.5% year-on-year.
Li Min said that since the beginning of this year, the province has actively promoted the construction of urban infrastructure and promoted the high-quality development of urban infrastructure around systematization, greenness, intelligence, quality, and low carbonization. The province’s infrastructure investment has continued to maintain rapid growth. , playing an important role in stabilizing investment and growth in the province.
At the same time, major projects in Hebei Province are progressing rapidly, and their driving role has been significantly strengthened. From January to October, there were 5,871 projects worth more than 100 million yuan in the province, with completed investment increasing by 23.2% year-on-year. There are 957 projects under construction of more than 1 billion yuan in the province, a year-on-year increase of 11.4%, and completed investment increased by 38.1%. There were 254 projects of more than 3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 8.5%, and completed investment increased by 24.0%. Judging from the industry distribution of projects above 3 billion yuan, investment in water conservancy, environment and public facilities management increased by 97.2% year-on-year, transportation, warehousing and postal services increased by 37.9% year-on-year, and manufacturing investment increased by 34.2% year-on-year.
Post-disaster reconstruction projects have started one after another, providing impetus for subsequent growth. Water conservancy projects such as the emergency repair project of the Baigou River Zhuozhou section and rural drinking water reconstruction in Quyang County have started construction. More than ten water-damaged highway projects have been completed in Jingxing County, Shijiazhuang City, Xindu District, Xingtai City, Quyang County and Laishui County, Baoding City. The Langfang Bazhou City Vocational Education Park project and other projects suspended due to the disaster have resumed construction, and a number of scenic spot restoration and improvement projects have begun construction.
Investment in high-tech industries continues to grow at a rapid pace and has become one of the important factors leading the high-quality economic development of the province. From January to October, the province’s high-tech industry investment increased by 21.2% year-on-year, 14.9 percentage points faster than all investment, driving the province’s investment growth by 1.0 percentage points. Among them, investment in high-tech manufacturing increased by 33.8%, and investment in high-tech services increased by 10.4%.
The demand for upgraded consumption continues to be released, and consumption scenarios continue to expand.
From January to October, as a series of pro-consumption policies continued to take effect and market vitality continued to increase, the consumer goods market in Hebei Province maintained a sustained recovery trend. The retail sales of consumer goods by units above designated size in the province reached 354.39 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 9.7%. By consumption type, the retail sales of goods above designated size were 341.74 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 9.0%; catering revenue was 12.65 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 31.3%.
Consumer demand for upgrades continues to be released. Guo Minying, director of the Trade and Foreign Economic Affairs Department of the Provincial Bureau of Statistics, pointed out that as the supply-side structural reform continues to advance, the consumer goods market has shifted to the pursuit of quality, service, and experience. The quality of market supply has gradually improved, and residents’ demand for quality consumption has gradually increased. From January to October, retail sales of cosmetics increased by 9.8% year-on-year, gold and silver jewelry increased by 15.4% year-on-year, sports and entertainment products increased by 41.7% year-on-year, and household appliances and audio-visual equipment increased by 24.1% year-on-year.
In the first ten months of this year, Hebei Province’s automobile consumption contributed significantly, and sales of new energy vehicles were strong. The retail sales of automobile products of units above designated size reached 137.14 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 8.9%. The proportion of retail sales of automobile products in the retail sales of consumer goods above designated size increased from 36.4% in the same period last year to 38.7%, making it an important growth point in the consumer goods market.
Driven by the increased production capacity and market recognition of new energy vehicles and the preferential policies of purchase tax reduction and exemption, new energy vehicle sales showed a rapid rise from January to October, achieving retail sales of 28.19 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 71.3%, boosting the retail sales of consumer goods by units above designated size The sales volume increased by 3.4 percentage points, and its proportion in the retail sales of consumer goods above designated size increased from 4.2% in the same period last year to 8.0%.
In addition, the accommodation and catering industry in Hebei Province is growing rapidly, and consumption scenarios are constantly expanding. Among them, offline consumption scenarios have resumed and expanded. During the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, residents go out for leisure travel and return home to visit relatives. In addition, the base number in the same period last year was relatively low, and accommodation and catering consumption grew rapidly. From January to October, the turnover of the accommodation industry of units above designated size in Hebei Province was 7.60 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 34.9%, and the growth rate was 41.8 percentage points faster than the same period last year; the turnover of the catering industry of units above designated size was 10.49 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 33.2%, and the growth rate was 41.8 percentage points higher than the same period last year. an acceleration of 19.6 percentage points.
“Although the consumer goods market continues to recover steadily, it should also be noted that residents’ spending power and consumer confidence need to be further improved, the operating pressure of physical business operators still needs to be eased, and the foundation for expanding consumption needs to be further consolidated.” Guo Minying said that in the next stage, , we must implement various consumption-promoting policies, continue to improve residents’ spending power, continue to cultivate and expand new growth points of consumption, and promote the accelerated recovery of the consumer goods market. (Hebei Daily reporter Fang Suju)