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Wang Baobin, senior statistician of NBS Department of Investment and Construction Statistics

Interpreting Investment Data for January to July, 2015

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Investment growth maintains stable while slowing down a bit,
investment structure continues to be optimized
August 12

From January to July, 2015, the fixed asset investment amounted to 28846.9 billion yuan nationwide and saw a year-on-year growth by 11.2%, which was 0.2 percentage points less than that for January to June but kept the momentum of steady growth. Meanwhile, the investment structure was further optimized.

1. The investment in the primary industry continued to grow rapidly

With the support of national policies, the investment in the primary industry kept the momentum of rapid growth. The investment in the primary industry grew from January to July by 28.2% to 774.1 billion yuan, an increase of 0.4 percentage points as compared to that for the period from January to June or 3.1 percentage points as compared with the same period of last year. Of that amount, the agricultural investment rose by 40.4% to 380.3 billion yuan and the forestry investment grew by 21.9% to 109 billion yuan.

2. The investment in hi-tech industry maintained a rapid growth

For the period from January to July, the investment in the hi-tech industry nationwide saw a year-on-year increase of 16.4% to 1664.3 billion yuan, 5.2 percentage points higher than that of total investment. Of that amount, the investment in the hi-tech manufacturing industry grew on year-on-year basis by 13.1% to 1057.2 billion yuan, 3.9 percentage points higher than that of the whole manufacturing industry; the investment in the hi-tech service industry rose to 607.1 billion yuan by a rate of 22.8%, 10.7 percentage points higher than that of the whole service industry.

3. The growth of investment in the industrial technological upgrading somewhat increased

From January to July, the investment in the industrial technological upgrading increased to 4227.6 billion yuan by a year-on-year rate of 12.9%, 0.2 percentage points higher than that of the period from January to June or 3.9 percentage points more than that of the total industrial investment; the investment in the industrial technological upgrading accounted for 36.2% of the total industrial investment, an increase of 1.2 percentage points as compared with the same period of last year.

4. The growth of investment in the consumer goods industry somewhat increased

The investment in the consumer goods industry nationwide grew from January to July by a year-on-year rate of 11.8% to 2603.5 billion yuan, an increase of 0.2 percentage points as compared to that for the period from January to June or 2.6 percentage points more than that of the whole manufacturing industry. Of that amount, the investment grew by 17% in the food industry, 26.5% in the textile and clothing industry, 19.2% in the furniture manufacturing industry, 24.8% in the industry of stationery and sporting goods, and 15.4% in the printing and record medium reproduction industry.

5. The private investment for the infrastructure saw rapid growth

As the access to the infrastructure investment open wider to private capital, a rapid growth and a bigger proportion of private investment in the infrastructure were observed. For the period from January to July, the private investment in the infrastructure nationwide grew by 24.7% to 1124.6 billion yuan, an increase of 6.5 percentage points as compared to the growth rate of the total infrastructure investment. The private investment in the infrastructure accounted for 22.6% of the total infrastructure investment, an increase of 1.2 percentage points as compared with the same period of last year.

6. The growth of investment in 6 energy-consuming industries slowed down

The investment in 6 energy-consuming industries grew from January to July to 3432.3 billion yuan by a year-on-year rate of 6.3%, 1.2 percentage points less than the growth rate for the period from January to June or 2.7 percentage points less than the growth rate of the industrial investment. Of that amount, the investment in petroleum processing, coking and nuclear fuel processing industries dropped by 15.6%, 4.3 percentage points greater than that for the period from January to June; the investment in ferrous metallurgical smelting and rolling processing industry dropped by 12.3%, 0.9 percentage points greater; the investment in chemical raw material and products manufacturing industry grew by 6.8%, 1.6 percentage points down than that for the period from January to June; the investment in non-metal mineral products processing industry rose by 8.2%, 1.5 percentage points down; the investment in non-Ferrous metallurgical smelting and rolling processing industry grew by 2.0%, 1.8 percentage points down.


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