2013: the Province's Economy in Retrospect

Updated:Mar 30,2014 15:25 PM Anhui Today
A Stable Result with Positive Tendency
Against the background of the going-on turmoil and the slow recovery of the world economy, the sixty-nine million Anhui people achieved satisfactory economic results with sweat and wisdom.
In 2013, the province's GDP totaled 1,903.89 billion yuan. The province has maintained two digit growth for 10 consecutive years. The growth rate ranks Anhui 11th in the country and first in central China. Its per capita GDP accounted for 31,684 yuan (about US $ 5,116) which was equivalent to 75.6 percent of the national average, rising from the previous year's 74.9 percent. The annual revenue hit 336.51 billion yuan, up 11.2 percent. Of which, the local financial income was 207.51 billion yuan.
"Three Horse Troika" contains a vigorous growth momentum. Investment, consumption and export are figuratively described as the 'three horse of Troika' hauling China's economic growth. Last year, the province's economy maintained a steady and balanced growth. Thanks to the promotion forces by the "Troika", the overall situation is good. Throughout the year, investment in fixed assets accounted for 1,825.11 billion yuan, grown by 21.2 percent. The growth rate was 1.6 percentage points higher than that of the nation. The total retail sales of consumer goods was 648.14 billion yuan, up 14 percent. The growth rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than that of the nation, ranking it third in the nation and first in central China. The total volume of imports and exports totaled US $ 45.63 billion, with a growth of 16.2 percent. The growth rate was 8.6 percentage points higher than that of the nation.
In 2013, the value added yielded by the province's industry above designated size amounted to 855.96 billion yuan, up 13.7 percent. In the process of accelerating industrialization, the number of industrial enterprises in our province remains sustained growth. In 2013, throughout the year, the number of enterprises above scale with industrial output value of over a hundred million yuan reached 5,896, a net increase of 884 enterprises over that of the previous year.
Out of the province's 40 industrial sectors, 38 industrial sectors maintain good momentum of growth, the growth rate of 23 industrial sectors was higher than the province's average. The growth rate of the sectors of communication, computer and other electronic equipment manufacturing, gas production and supply as well as comprehensive utilization of waste resources is more than 30 percent, reaching respectively 34.7 percent, 33.9 percent and 33.3 percent.
The output of 36 out of 43 kinds of products that are under keen monitor maintains growing. The growth rate of flat glass, caustic soda and crude oil processing volume remains more than 30 percent, reaching respectively 40 percent, 33.2 percent and 31 percent. The output of ten kinds of nonferrous metals, household refrigerators, household washing machines and steel products was increased by 27.6 percent, 14.8 percent, 13.2 percent and 10.5 percent respectively.
The industrial economy maintained steady and rapid growth. At the same time, the quality and efficiency of the industrial economy improved steadily. Throughout the year, the high-tech industry and the equipment manufacturing industry realized respectively value added of 292.88 billion yuan and 289.05 billion yuan with an average growth of 15.7 percent, 2 percentage points higher than that of all the industrial value added; comprising of 34.2 percent and 33.8 percent of the total industrial value added above designated size.
In 2013, the sector of the province's private economy realized the value added of more than 1,084.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.7 percent, accounting for 57 percent of the province's total GDP, rising from last year's 56 percent. Last year, Anhui began to comply with the general trend of reform of industrial and commercial registration system, introducing a series of lowering initial threshold policy including the registered capital of "zero down payment". Around the year, 50,000 new private enterprises were established. Last year witnessed the fastest growing number of private enterprises in the province.
Private manufacturing industry also shifts from primary processing to fine manufacturing. With the constantly optimizing development environment for private economy, the value added of the private industrial enterprises above designated size was 551.85 billion yuan. Its contribution to the overall growth of the industrial value added generated by industrial enterprises above designated size was 72.7 percent.