China News Service, Chengdu, April 19 (Shan Peng) The Information Office of the Sichuan Provincial People's Government held a press conference in Chengdu on the 19th to announce relevant data on Sichuan's economic situation in the first quarter of 2021. It was revealed at the meeting that in the first quarter of 2021, the regional GDP of Sichuan Province was 1,185.924 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 15.8%, and an average increase of 6% in two years.
It is reported that in the GDP of Sichuan Province in the first quarter of this year, the added value of the primary industry was 88.857 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.3%, an average growth of 4.3% in two years; the added value of the secondary industry was 4153.76 The value added of the tertiary industry was 681.691 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 17.6%, and an average increase of 6.9% in two years.
According to reports, Sichuan’s agricultural production situation in the first quarter of this year was good. According to preliminary statistics, the total sown area of Xiaochun crops increased by 2.2% year-on-year; the number of live pigs was 15.375 million, a year-on-year increase of 37.8%.
Industrial production has recovered steadily. The value added of industrial enterprises above designated size increased by 15.5% year-on-year and 14.5% compared with the first quarter of 2019, with an average growth rate of 7% over the two years. In terms of industries, 37 of the 41 major industries have maintained growth in added value. Among them, the computer, communications and other electronic equipment manufacturing industry increased by 28.2%; from the perspective of the output of major industrial products, power generation increased by 7.8% year-on-year, natural gas increased by 17.7%, electronic computer machines increased by 78.8%, beer increased by 66.8%, and power generation equipment increased 55.4%, automobiles increased by 44.1%, cement increased by 34.4%, mobile communication handsets (mobile phones) increased by 32.9%, finished steel products increased by 20.1%, and liquor increased by 19.3%.
The high-tech industry maintains rapid growth. The added value of high-tech industries above designated size increased by 21.9% year-on-year, which was 6.4 percentage points higher than the average level of industries above designated size. Among them, the computer and office equipment manufacturing industry increased by 51.6%, the aerospace vehicle and equipment manufacturing industry increased by 45.6%, the medical equipment and instrumentation manufacturing industry increased by 23.8%, and the electronic and communication equipment manufacturing industry increased by 23.6%.
The service industry has accelerated its recovery. In the first quarter, the added value of the tertiary industry increased by 17.6% year-on-year, and the two-year average growth rate was 6.9%. Among them, the value added of the wholesale and retail industry increased by 25.6%, the transportation, storage and post industry increased by 26.4%, and the accommodation and catering industry increased by 47.8%.
Fixed asset investment has grown steadily. In the first quarter, the fixed asset investment of the whole society increased by 19.9% year-on-year, which was an increase of 14.7% over the first quarter of 2019.
The consumer goods market has accelerated its recovery. In the first quarter, Sichuan Province achieved a total retail sales of consumer goods of 562.84 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 29.9%, and an average increase of 6.3% in two years. In terms of consumption patterns, catering revenue was 79.52 billion yuan, an increase of 82.6% year-on-year; retail sales of goods were 483.32 billion yuan, an increase of 24%. In terms of hot commodities, the automobile category increased by 52.6% year-on-year, the clothing, footwear, and knitted textile categories increased by 39.9%, the household appliances and audio-visual equipment categories increased by 28.3%, the daily necessities category increased by 27.3%, and the petroleum and products category increased by 19.1%. Food, beverages, tobacco and alcohol increased by 13.2%, and Chinese and Western medicines increased by 12%.
In terms of foreign trade import and export, in the first quarter, the total value of foreign trade import and export was 1967.71 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 25.6%. Among them, the export value was 110.1 billion yuan, an increase of 40.7%; the import value was 86.61 billion yuan, an increase of 10.5%.
According to reports, Sichuan’s economy continued its recovery growth in the first quarter and achieved a good start. However, there are still problems in the economic operation that the recovery and development of some industries need to be strengthened, and consumption restoration needs to be further accelerated. In the next step, Sichuan will continue to do a solid job of "six stability", fully implement the "six guarantees" task, further consolidate the foundation for economic stability and recovery, and promote sustained, stable and healthy economic development. (End)