The value-added output of major industrial enterprises in East China’s Anhui province rose 8.6 percent annually on average between 2016 and 2019, higher than the national average of 6.1 percent, local authorities said at a press briefing on Wednesday.
The press conference focused on the province’s achievements in industry and information technology during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20).
Anhui’s industrial economy has developed on a large scale and at a high speed and it has been of good quality and sustainable since the 13th Five-Year Plan took effect in 2016, according to Niu Nutao, head of the Department of Economy and Information Technology of Anhui Province.
From 2016 to 2019, industrial firms each with an annual sales revenue of more than 20 million yuan ($2.87 million) saw an annual average increase of 8.6 percent in the value-added output, 2.5 percentage points higher than the national average.
The value-added output of major industrial enterprises exceeded 1 trillion yuan in 2018. In 2019, the output of digital economy reached more than 1 trillion yuan, and that of private economy exceeded 2 trillion yuan. The province took the 9th place in China in terms of high-quality development of the manufacturing industry.
Over 300 integrated circuit (IC) companies operated in Anhui. The province was the 5th largest microcomputer producer in the country. Its production and sales volume of new energy vehicles made up more than 10 percent of the national total. The output of industrial robots grew 50 percent year on year on average during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20). The province also led the world in wearable shipments.
In addition, Anhui ranked 7th in a list released by CCID Consulting Group, a scientific research institution directly attached to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which rated the business environment of manufacturing in all provinces in China.