Mianyang Releases Economic Data for the First Half of 2018
2018-07-31

On July 23, the press conference on economic performance in the first half of 2018 was held in Mianyang Radio and Television. Six departments, including the Municipal Commission of Economy and Information and the Municipal Statistics Bureau, released the economic data for the first half of this year.

In the first half of this year, MianyangĄ¯s GDP reached 106.514 billion yuan, an increase of 8.9% from the previous year. The growth rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the provincial average, ranking sixth in the province. The added value of the primary industry was 12.29 billion yuan, the added value of the secondary industry was 44.148 billion yuan, and the added value of the tertiary industry was 49.716 billion yuan.

The manufacturing industry of Mianyang has witnessed a steady rise. The added value of industrial output from above-scale industries increased by 10.7% from the previous year, 2.7 percentage points higher than the average level of the province. The growth rate has been the highest since 2016, ranking fourth in Sichuan province. The industrial investments increased by 37.9% from the previous year, 27.6 percentage points higher than the average ofthe province, ranking third in the province. The total profit of above-scale industrial enterprises totaled 3.925 billion yuan, an increase of 19.78% from the previous year.

In general, the agriculture of Mianyang has also witnessed a stable growth. The added value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery was 12.585 billion yuan, an increase of 3.9%. The growth rate was0.4 percentage points higher than that in the first quarter. The added value of agriculture was 7.669 billion yuan, forestry 460 million yuan, animal husbandry 3.674 billion yuan, fishery 487 million yuan, and the tertiary industry of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery295 million yuan.

Growth of consumer goods has remained stable. The total sales of consumer reached 53.46 billion yuan, an increase of 12.4% from the previous year. The total sales continued to maintain the second place in the province, with growth rate ranking sixth in the province, which moved up six spot in the ranking.

The residentsĄ¯ income has also been stable. The per capita disposable income of urban residents was 17,049 yuan, an increase of 8.1% from the previous year. The total amount of the disposable income of urban residents was 266 yuan higher than the average level of the province. The per capita disposable income of rural residents was 7,355 yuan, an increase of 9.0% from the previous year, and the total amount was 367 yuan higher than the average of the province.

Tasks for poverty alleviation have been completed in the first half year of 2018. As of June 30, the poverty headcount ratio in Pingwu County was 2.68%, reaching the standard ratio. The money for poverty alleviation amounted to 129 million yuan, and investment in the agricultural industry for poverty alleviation 139 million yuan The medical fund from financial subsidiary registered 39.02 million yuan, providing 21.51 million poor people with the basic medical insurance.

In addition, as of the end of June, Mianyang has completed 41 projects in the Concentrated Development Zone of China Science and Technology City (Mianyang) and 32 projects were under preparation for construction, of which one project has been completed. The number of people who have been granted medical aid was24,300; the accumulated number of people who have obtained medical aid was38,200. 466,500 people have enjoyed benefits from the medical aid policies and the medical expenses reduced 46.6 million yuan.

(Mianyang Radio and TV reporter: Song Deping)