Industrial production rebounded slightly. In August, the value added of industrial enterprises above the designated size increased by 6.1% year-on-year, 0.1 percentage points higher than the growth rate of the previous month. From January to August, the value added of industrial enterprises above the designated size increased by 6.5% year-over-year, and the growth rate dropped by 0.1 percentage points compared with that from January to July. In terms of economic types, in August, the value added of state-owned holding companies increased by 5.6% year-over-year, the value added of collective enterprises fell by 1.2%, while that of the share-holding enterprises rose by 6.4%, and that of the foreign-invested companies and Hong Kong-, Macao- and Taiwan-invested companies increased by 4.9%. Industrial development remained moving forward to a high level. From January to August, high-tech manufacturing, equipment manufacturing and strategic emerging industries increased by 11.9%, 8.8% and 8.8% respectively compared with the same period of the previous year, with faster growth rates than that of the industries above the designated size by 5.4, 2.3 and 2.3 percentage points, respectively. New industrial products were growing rapidly.
The investment structure continued to be optimized. From January to August, the national fixed asset investment (excluding farmers) was 41,515.8 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 5.3%, and the growth rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points compared with the growth from January to July. Among that, the private investment was 25,995.4 billion yuan, up by 8.7%. Investment in high-tech manufacturing and equipment manufacturing increased by 12.9% and 9.2% respectively on a year-over-year basis, faster than the growth rate of the total investment by 7.6 and 3.9 percentage points, respectively. From January to August, the investment in national real estate development was 7,651.9 billion yuan, a year-over-year increase of 10.1%. The sales area of commercial housing was 1.02474 billion square meters, rising by 4%; the sales amount of commercial housing was 8,939.6 billion yuan, up by 14.5%.