China Youth Daily client, Beijing, July 15 (China Youth Daily, China Youth Daily reporter Wang Lin) “In the first half of the year, the GDP increased by 2.5% year-on-year, of which the second quarter increased by 0.4%. This is in April and May. It should be said that it is not easy to obtain against the background of the decline of major production demand indicators, which reflects the strong resilience of my country’s economy.” Fu Linghui, spokesperson of the National Bureau of Statistics and director of the National Economic Comprehensive Statistics Department, made a press release today at the State Council Information Office. said at the meeting.
National Bureau of Statistics spokesperson Fu Linghui and Xu Xiang, director of the National Economic Comprehensive Statistics Department / photo
Since the beginning of this year, the international environment has become more complex and severe, the crisis in Ukraine has deepened and evolved, and domestic epidemics have frequently spread, and unexpected factors have exceeded expectations. There have been certain fluctuations in China’s economic operation. The economic recovery in January and February was generally better than expected. In March and April, due to the impact of the international environment and the domestic epidemic, major economic indicators declined significantly.
Fu Linghui pointed out that since May, with the effective coordination of epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development, and the effective implementation of a package of policies and measures to stabilize growth .
First, the economy overcame difficulties to maintain growth. In accordance with the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, all regions and departments efficiently coordinated epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development, increased macro policy adjustment, and introduced a solid package of policy measures to stabilize the economy, stabilizing the overall economic market and promoting the economic realization in the second quarter. positive growth.
Second, the price situation is generally stable. In the first half of the year, consumer prices rose by 1.7% year-on-year, lower than the expected target of around 3% for the whole year. The core CPI, which excludes food and energy, rose 1% and remained basically stable. The price increase in my country is significantly lower than the increase level of more than 8% in Europe and the United States, which is conducive to the smooth operation of the economy and the improvement of people’s livelihood.
Third, employment and livelihood are guaranteed. In the first half of the year, 6.54 million new jobs were created in urban areas across the country. Since May, the surveyed unemployment rate in urban areas across the country has changed from the previous upward trend, and has declined for two consecutive months. In June, the surveyed unemployment rate in urban areas nationwide dropped to 5.5%. Among them, the unemployment rate of the 25-59-year-old main employment group was 4.5%, which was basically the same as that in January. Residents’ income grew steadily. In the first half of the year, the per capita disposable income of national residents increased by 3% year-on-year in real terms. Although it was down from the first quarter, it was faster than the economic growth rate.
Fourth, the resilience of foreign trade imports and exports has emerged. Since the beginning of this year, the growth momentum of world trade has weakened, and the global manufacturing PMI new export order index has been below the line of prosperity and decline for four consecutive months. It reflects the strong resilience of my country’s foreign trade. In the first half of the year, my country’s total import and export of goods increased by 9.4% year-on-year, of which exports increased by 13.2%. In June, the total import and export of goods increased by 14.3% year-on-year, 4.7 percentage points higher than the previous month.
Fifth, the trend of transformation and upgrading continued. In the first half of the year, the added value of high-tech manufacturing industries above designated size increased by 9.6% year-on-year, and the investment in high-tech industries increased by 20.2%, both of which maintained rapid growth. The retail sales of physical online goods increased by 5.6%, accounting for 25.9% of the total retail sales of consumer goods. In the first half of the year, the added value of the manufacturing industry accounted for 28.8% of the GDP, an increase of 0.7 percentage points over the same period of the previous year. The ratio of per capita income of urban and rural residents was 2.55, a decrease of 0.06 over the same period of the previous year. Green transition continues to advance.
“Generally speaking, in the first half of the year, my country’s economy overcame difficulties and maintained growth, showing a trend of stabilization and recovery. However, the external environment is complex and severe, and the domestic economic recovery still faces many challenges.” Fu Linghui said.Return to Sohu, see more
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