BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) – East China's Anhui Province saw its regional gross domestic product (GDP) rises 0.7 percent year on year to 1.7551 trillion yuan in the first half of this year, local authorities said on Monday.
The value-added output of the primary industry stood at 115.23 billion yuan, up 1.2 percent year on year, while that of the secondary industry and the tertiary industry witnessed a 0.8 percent year-on-year growth to 712.62 billion yuan, 0.4 percent increase to 927.26 billion yuan, respectively.
In a breakdown, Anhui's production in agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, and fishery sectors increased 1.5 percent compared with the same period last year.
The added value of the high-tech manufacturing sector saw a year-on-year growth of 10.5 percent in H1, 8.5 percentage points higher than that of industries above designated scale in the entire province. The output value of the strategic emerging sectors increased 8 percent year on year.
The fixed-asset investment picked up one percent in the January to June period, compared with a decline of 11.1 percent in the first quarter.
In the meantime, Anhui's imports and exports totaled 34.81 billion U.S. dollars in H1, up 5.5 percent year-on-year, compared to the decline of 4.2 percent in the first quarter. The balance of RMB loans amounted to 4.93 trillion yuan, with an year on year increase of 15.9 percent.
The province's consumer price rose steadily by 3.8 percent year on year, while the producer price index (PPI) fell 1.1 percent compared with the same period last year.
(Edited by Jiang Feifan with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)