the "report card" of business work was released in the first half of the year: service consumption accelerated the recovery and rapid growth of foreign trade



cover reporter Teng Han

on the afternoon of July 22, the State Council Information Office held a press conference on business work and operation in the first half of the year, Guo Tingting, director of the comprehensive Department of the Ministry of Commerce, said that since the beginning of this year, the business operation has stabilized and improved rapidly, and new achievements have been made in the high-quality development of business, making new contributions to the sustained and healthy development of the national economy


the State Information Office held a press conference on business work and operation in the first half of the year (Photography: cover journalist Teng Han)

domestic consumption continued to pick up. In the first half of the year, the total retail sales of social consumer goods reached 21.2 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 23%, with an average growth of 4.4% in the two years. The contribution rate of final consumer expenditure to economic growth reached 61.7%, which is the" stabilizer" Prominent role. Commodity consumption picked up significantly, and retail sales increased by 20.6%. Consumer spending on services accelerated to 52.5 percent, accounting for 2.5 percent of the total. Catering revenue increased by 48.6%, basically returning to the pre epidemic level. New consumption flourished, with online retail sales of 6.1 trillion yuan, an increase of 23.2%. 5g mobile phone shipments increased by 100.9%. The tax-free sales of Hainan outlying islands increased by 2.7 times. It is effective to ensure supply and price stability, strengthen market monitoring and early warning, carry out meat reserve regulation, and establish an inter provincial joint guarantee and supply mechanism. The supply of daily necessities was sufficient and the price was generally stable. In the first half of the year, CPI rose by 0.5%

foreign trade grew rapidly. In the first half of the year, the import and export of goods reached 18.1 trillion yuan, with year-on-year growth of 27.1%, 28.1% and 25.9% respectively, and an average growth of 10.8%, 11.3% and 10.3% in the two years. The vitality of market players was significantly enhanced, with 479000 import and export enterprises, an increase of 8.1%. The import and export of private enterprises increased by 35.1%, 8 percentage points higher than the overall growth rate. The cultivation of new business forms and models was accelerated. The import and export of cross-border e-commerce increased by 28.6%, the market procurement and export increased by 49.1%, and there were more than 1900 overseas warehouses. The import and export to ASEAN, the European Union and the United States increased by 27.8%, 26.7% and 34.6% respectively. Import and export to countries along the "the Belt and Road" increased by 27.5%. The commodity structure was more optimized, and the export of mechanical and electrical products increased by 29.5%, accounting for 0.6 percentage points to 59.2%. Innovative development of trade in services. From January to may, the import and export of services reached 1.9 trillion yuan, an increase of 3.7%, and an increase of 18% after excluding travel services. The proportion of import and export of knowledge intensive services increased by 3.1 percentage points to 46.4%

the utilization of foreign capital increased significantly. In the first half of the year, the actually used foreign capital was 607.84 billion yuan (excluding data in the fields of banking, securities and insurance, the same below), with a year-on-year increase of 28.7% and an average increase of 12.7% in the two years. The number of enterprises has increased rapidly. More than 23000 foreign-invested enterprises have been established nationwide, an increase of 47.9%. A total of more than 1.06 million foreign-invested enterprises have been established. The structure of attracting investment was more optimized, and the actual use of foreign capital in manufacturing increased by 9.9%, the highest growth rate in the same period in recent 10 years; The actual use of foreign capital in the service industry increased by 33.4%. The main sources of investment grew steadily. The actual investment of countries along the "the Belt and Road", ASEAN and EU increased by 49.6%, 50.7% and 10.3% respectively. The actual investment in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Germany increased by 35.5%, 53.6%, 29.9% and 32.4% respectively (including reinvestment through some free ports). The demonstration of open highlands has an obvious driving effect. The actual use of foreign capital in 21 pilot free trade zones is 100.88 billion yuan, attracting nearly 17% of foreign capital in less than four thousandths of the area. The newly established foreign-funded enterprises and actually used foreign capital in Hainan free trade port increased by 3.9 times and 5.7 times respectively

foreign investment and cooperation are stable and orderly. In the first half of the year, non-financial direct investment in 160 countries and regions was 348.83 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 3.7% (equivalent to US $53.9 billion, an increase of 4.7%). The "the Belt and Road" investment cooperation has been deepened. The investment in countries along the "the Belt and Road" has increased by 8.6%, and the proportion has increased by 2 percentage points to 17.8%. The investment structure was continuously optimized, and the investment in information technology industry, scientific research service industry and transportation industry increased by 26.8%, 74.2% and 98.7% respectively. The level of cooperation improved steadily. The turnover of foreign contracted projects was 439.76 billion yuan, an increase of 3.2%. The number of newly signed projects with a contract amount of more than 50 million US dollars was 404, an increase of 6%. Win win cooperation was fully demonstrated. As of the first half of the year, the overseas economic and trade cooperation zone had invested US $47 billion, paid about US $6 billion in taxes to the host country, and created 380000 local jobs</feedback / div "div id =" SFU " / span

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