In the first half of the year, the output value of enterprises above designated size increased by 6.3%, with a growth rate of 21.6 percentage points higher than that of the first quarter; the added value decreased by 1.8% on a year-on-year basis, with a decreasing rate of 2.3 percentage points lower than that of the first quarter. The production of key industries saw a mixed blessing. Computer communication and other electronic equipment manufacturing industries maintained an accelerated growth with the output value in the first half of the year increasing by 32.1% at the growth rate of 9.7 percentage points higher than that of the same period of the previous year. The growth rate of equipment manufacturing industry turned from negative to positive with the specialized equipment manufacturing industry growing by 26.3% and the automobile manufacturing industry by 16.6%. However, affected by policies and market changes, the manufacturing industry of chemical raw materials and chemical products fell by 14% and the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry by 19.6%, with the decreasing rates of 11.4 and 26.1 percentage points lower than those of the first quarter respectively. Among the 20 major product categories in industrial production, the output of 14 categories achieved year-on-year growth. The products with higher growth rate included power generation equipment with a growth rate of 148%, power cable 87.9%, pulp 56.3%, finished sugar 33.6%, commercial concrete 16.7% and cement 12.8%. The products with decreasing output included sheet glass with a decreasing rate of 100%, small tractors 85.7%, synthetic compound fertilizer 23.9% and household electric fans 21.2%.
The sales rate of industrial products of enterprises above designated size was 93.6%, up by 3.6 percentage points over the first quarter; the export shipment value was 15.51 billion yuan, up by 22.1%.