Economic Performance in August
August, national economic performance was stable.
main features of national economic performance are:
Industrial production kept fast growth.
August, the total completed value-added of industrial production
was 223.3 billion yuan, up 8.1% over the same month of last year.
Of which, the value-added of heavy industry was 136.4 billion
yuan, up 8.3% over the same month of last year. And that of light
industry was 86.9 billion yuan, up 7.8%. In August, the ratio
of sales of the industry production was 97.97%, down 0.02% over
the same month of last year. In the first 8 months of this year,
the ratio of sales of the industrial production was 96.99%, down
0.15% over the same period of last year.
investment in fixed assets kept fast growth.
the first 8 months of this year, the investment of state-owned
units and other type of units were 1331.12 billion yuan, up by
18.9%. Analyzed by purposes, investment in capital construction
was 697.78 billion yuan, up 11.7%, that in technical innovation
was 2624.44billion yuan, up 26.7%, and that in real estate was
241.33 billion yuan, up 32.1%.
Market sales were brisk
August, the retail sales of consumer goods was 288.94 billion
yuan, up 9.6% over the same period last year. By sector, the retail
sales of consumer goods in wholesale and retail sale trades was
194.92 billion yuan, up 10.3%, that in Catering trade was 34.49
billion, up 15.9% over the same month of last year.
Consumer price index continued to keep steadily
August, the consumer price was up 1.0 at compared with the same
month of last year. Analyzed by category of commodities, the price
for recreational, educational, cultural articles and service item
was up 8.8%, the price for residence item was up 0.5%. On the
other hand, the ex-factory price of manufactured goods was down
1.99%, and the purchasing price for energy, raw materials and
power was down 1.3%
Export and import increased fast
value of export and import in the first 8 months of this year
was 330.53 billion US dollars, up by 9.6% compared with the same
period of last year. Of which that of export was 170.99 billion
US dollars, up 7.3%; that of import was 159.54 billion US dollars,
up 12%. Surplus was 11.46 billion US dollars, down 32.4% over
the same period of last year. In August, the total value of export
was 23.54 billion US dollars, up 0.9%, and import was 22.16 billion
US dollars, up 6.6% over the same month of last year, surplus
was 1.38 billion US dollars. From January to August, utilization
of foreign capital through signed agreements was 43.75 billion
US dollars, up 31.56%, and the foreign direct investment actually
utilized was 27.44 billion US dollars, up by 20.39%.