Industrial firms with annual turnover over 20 million yuan ($2.98 million) in Anhui province posted a year-on-year increase of 8.9 percent in value-added output between January and February, higher than the national average of 5.3 percent, data from the Anhui Provincial Bureau of Statistics showed.
The province was ranked fifth in China and took the second spot among Central China’s six provinces.
Among the three major industrial categories, the mining industry’s value-added output rose 3 percent, the manufacturing industry saw a 9.1 percent increase, and the electricity, heat, gas and water production and supply industries together posted an 11.4 percent increase.
The value-added output of state-owned enterprises climbed 11.3 percent, that of joint-stock enterprises jumped 8.1 percent and that of foreign-invested companies grew 12.2 percent.
The computer and telecommunications equipment manufacturing’s value-added output surged 34.4 percent, the highest growth among the province’s 40 industries.
Fast-growing industries also included the non-ferrous metal smelting and rolling processing industry (24.8 percent), the pharmaceutical manufacturing (14.8 percent), the instrument and meter industry (12.9 percent), the metal manufacturing (11.7 percent) and the chemical industry (10.5 percent).