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Tangshan City had a Good Grade on Economic Development Last year 2018-02-01

According to the statistics provided by Tangshan Municipal Bureau of Statistics, in 2017, the gross regional production of Tangshan City reached 710.61 billion yuan, an increase of 6.5% over the previous year. Among them, the added value of primary industry was 60.07 billion yuan, an increase of 2.2%; the added value of secondary industry was 408.14 billion yuan, an increase of 4.2%; and the added value of tertiary industry was 242.4 billion yuan, an increase of 10.9%. The ratio of these three industries was 8.5: 57.4: 34.1. The per capita of gross regional production reached 90,290 yuan, which was 13,373 dollars calculated at an annual average exchange rate, an increase of 5.8% over the previous year.

The quality of economic growth was improved. Both government revenue and business efficiency achieved rapid growth. The total fiscal revenue of Tangshan City was 73.3 billion yuan, an increase of 20.6% over the previous year. The general public budget revenue reached 38.03 billion yuan, an increase of 7.1%. Its growth was 0.6% higher than gross regional production, of which tax revenue increased 15.3%. The profits of industrial enterprises above designated size reached 70.77 billion yuan, which surpassed the highest historical level of 58.9 billion yuan in 2012 with an increase rate of 70.7%, marking a complete recovery of the industrial economy and a substantial increase in the quality of growth.

The production situation of agriculture was good. The gross output of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery reached 96.71 billion yuan, an increase of 2.2% over the previous year. The production of grain was 3.122 million tons, an increase of 1.9% over the previous year; the production of vegetables was 14.75 million tons, an increase of 0.6%; fruit production was 924,000 tons, a decrease of 7.4%; milk production was 1.626 million tons, a decrease of 4.4%; meat production was 775,000 tons over the previous year, an increase of 2.3%; and the production of aquatic product was 540,000 tons, a decrease of 11.8%.

Industrial production held steady. The above-scale industrial added value of Tangshan City completed 351.89 billion yuan, an increase of 4.7% over the previous year. The added value of  five leading industries was 251.88 billion yuan, an increase of 5.7% and the growth rate showed a "four increases and one decrease": energy industry, building materials industry, steel industry and equipment manufacturing industry respectively increased 1.6%, 17.6%, 0.5%, and 16.3%, and chemistry industry decreased 3.3%.

The investment demand increased steadily. Tangshan City adhered to the project construction to lead the economic development and industrial structure upgrade and transformation. In 2017, 1,007 projects above 100 million yuan were newly begun, an increase of 45.7% over the previous year. They completed an investment of 255.44 billion yuan, an increase of 22.2%. The fixed asset investment of Tangshan City completed 530.54 billion yuan, an increase of 6.6% over the previous year. In terms of industries, the investment in the primary industry was 29.16 billion yuan, an increase of 4.6%; the investment in the secondary industry was 291.44 billion yuan, an increase of 12.7%; the investment in the tertiary industry was 2,099.4 yuan, a decrease of 0.5%, of which the investment in real estate development was 35.77 billion yuan, a decrease of 22.1%.

The consumer market was prosperous and stable. The total retail sales of consumer goods in Tangshan City reached 261.72 billion yuan, an increase of 10.4% over the previous year. The urban market collaboratively developed with the rural market, and the retail sales of urban consumer goods was 214.53 billion yuan, an increase of 10.2%; and the retail sales of rural consumer goods was 47.19 billion yuan, an increase of 11.0%. The spending on health care and other enjoyable consumption increased rapidly, the sales of Chinese and Western medicines increased 11.0%, the sales of gold, silver and jewelry increased 13.5%, and the sales of automobiles increased 9.1%.

The foreign economy grew steadily. The foreign investment was put in a good place. The actual utilization of foreign capital in the whole city amounted to 1.61 billion dollars, an increase of 8.3% over the previous year. Among the foreign direct investment, the utilized foreign capital of primary industry was 17.17 million dollars, a decrease of 53.3%; the utilized foreign capital of secondary industry was 1.16 billion dollars, an increase of 1.9%; and the utilized foreign capital of tertiary industry was 400 million dollars, an increase of 54.9%. Mainly affected by the upside-down of steel prices at home and abroad, exports had been in a decline range, the total annual export was 37.17 billion yuan, a decrease of 20.4% over the previous year.

Consumer prices rose modestly. Urban consumer prices rose 1.6% over the previous year. According to categories, clothing rose 1.2%, dwelling rose 0.8%, goods and services rose 1.5%, education and entertainment rose 0.9%, health care rose 5.0% and other supplies and services rose 37.5%; the prices of food, tobacco and wine fell 1.0 %, and traffic and communications fell 0.5%.

The industrial structure showed a new state and the growth momentum showed a new pattern. Calculated at constant prices, the added value of tertiary industry in Tangshan City accounting for the proportion of gross regional production increased 1.5% over the previous year. The first motive force of economic growth had shifted from the traditional industrial economy to the service sector, and the contribution of tertiary industry to economic growth had exceeded the sum of primary industry and secondary industry, reaching 61.8%. In the service industry, the ration of added value of financial industry reached 12.0%, an increase of 1.0 percentage point over the previous year. The ratio of traditional service industries such as wholesale and retail trade, transportation, warehousing and postal service, accommodation and catering industry dropped 2.2 percentage points over the previous year. In the industrial economy, the equipment manufacture was the most important support for the growth of industrial production, whose added value increased 16.3%, higher than the industrial growth rate of 11.6% and whose contribution to industrial growth reached 69.7%.

The reform stimulated the vitality of market, and the project promoted new momentum and accelerated development. Deepen the reform of "release, management and service", and the business environment had been significantly improved. In the whole city, the newly registered main market players exceeded 100,000 households, 349 above designated scale industrial enterprises were newly added, and 228 above designated scale service enterprises were newly added. The emerging industries developed rapidly, the added value of financial industry increased 17.1%, and the added value of high-tech industries increased 17.2%. The project construction led the new kinetic energy to increase its scale and level. The investment in high-tech industries reached 69.03 billion yuan, an increase of 20.0%; the strategic emerging industries completed its investment of 231.29 billion yuan, an increase of 12.8%; and the technological innovation finished its investment of 186.69 billion yuan, an increase of 12.7%, accounting for 63.9% of industrial investment.

Tangshan City focused on the supply-side structural reform to enhance the level of business management, and took great pains to benefit the people and share the fruits of development with the people. Besides, Tangshan City stood unswervingly to cut capacity, and defused 9.93 million tons of steel production capacity and 5.76 tons of iron production capacity in 2017. The contradiction between supply and demand in the market was eased and the demand further increased. The mill price of industrial producer rebounded sharply, an increase of 26.0% over the previous year. The corporate finance had been improved, and the revenue from main business of industrial enterprises above designated size reached 1.25 trillion yuan, an increase of 23.5% over the previous year. The cost of main business income decreased 0.67 yuan per 100 yuan, and the profit margin of main business increased 1.6 percentage points. In the field of people's livelihood, Tangshan City sped up the make up for shortcomings, and people's sense of gain was enhanced. Among the general public budget expenditure in the whole city, the total investment in people's livelihood and social undertakings was 50.8 billion yuan, accounting for 77.3% of the general public budget expenditure. Among them, the per capita disposable income of urban residents was 36,415 yuan, an increase of 8.0%; and the per capita disposable income of rural residents was 16,229 yuan, an increase of 8.0%.

The "three major plates" collaboratively developed and the coastal economy sped up its industrial agglomeration. The gross regional production of coastal growth pole, central cities and county economic area respectively increased 8.4%, 6.8% and 5.9%. Tangshan Port extended its radiation along the "Belt and Road Initiative" route with the cargo throughput of 570 million tons, an increase of 10.6%. It surpassed Tianjin Port and became the fifth largest port in the country, and its container throughput increased 27.9%. The gross regional production of coastal growth pole accounted for 9.4% in the whole city, which was 0.4 percentage points higher than the previous year; the growth rate of above-scale industrial added value reached 9.8%, which was 5.1 percentage points higher than that of the whole city; and the revenue of general public budget, investment in fixed assets, actual utilization of foreign investment, and total exports respectively accounted for 21.5%, 24.1%, 10.2% and 18% in the whole city.