National Economic Performance in October
In October, national economic performance
Industrial production kept fast growth.
In October, the total completed value-added
of industrial production was 233.2 billion yuan, up 8.8% over
the same month of last year. Of which, the value-added of heavy
industry was 140.7 billion yuan, up 9.7% over the same month of
last year. And that of light industry was 92.5 billion yuan, up
7.5%. In October, the sales ratio of the industry production was
97.55%, up 0.14% over the same month of last year. In the first
10 months of this year, the sales ratio of the industrial production
was 97.16%, down 0.10% over the same period of last year.
The investment in fixed assets kept fast growth.
In the first 10 months of this year, the
investment of state-owned units and other type of units were 1842.38
billion yuan, up by 17.4%. Analyzed by purposes, investment in
capital construction was 970.28 billion yuan, up 11.1%, that in
technical innovation was 368.08 billion yuan, up 22.1%, and that
in real estate was 430.57 billion yuan, up 31.2%.
Market sales were brisk
In October, the retail sales of consumer
goods was 334.73 billion yuan, up 10.5% over the same period last
year. By sector, the retail sales of consumer goods in wholesale
and retail sale trades was 223.71 billion yuan, up 10.7%, that
in Catering trade was 41.46 billion, up 17.5% over the same month
of last year.
Consumer price index continued to keep steadily
In October, the consumer price was up
0.2% 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 2.1%, the price for
residence item was up 0.6%. On the other hand, the ex-factory
price of manufactured goods was down 3.1%, and the purchasing
price for energy, raw materials and power was down 2.5%
Export and import increased fast
Total value of export and import in the
first 10 months of this year was 417.83 billion US dollars, up
by 7.9% compared with the same period of last year. Of which that
of export was 217.58 billion US dollars, up 6.1%; that of import
was 200.26 billion US dollars, up 10.0%. Surplus was 17.32 billion
US dollars, down 24.8% over the same period of last year. In October,
the total value of export was 22.79 billion US dollars, up 0.1%,
and import was 18.90 billion US dollars, down 0.2% over the same
month of last year, surplus was 3.89 billion US dollars, up 1.6%.