BUSINESS Xinjiang's GDP up 4.9 percent in H1

BUSINESS

Xinjiang's GDP up 4.9 percent in H1

Xinhua

20:58, July 26, 2022

A live-streamer promotes cotton via a live show in Yuli County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 12, 2021. (File photo: xinhua)

URUMQI, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The gross domestic product (GDP) of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region totaled 827.9 billion yuan (about 122.7 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half of 2022, up 4.9 percent year on year, according to local authorities.

During the period, the added value of the region's primary industry reached 55.47 billion yuan, up 5.4 percent year on year, and that of secondary industry reached nearly 350.1 billion yuan, up 5 percent year on year, according to the regional statistics bureau.

The added value of the region's tertiary industry grew 4.7 percent to approximately 422.34 billion yuan.

The total output value of the agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery sectors reached 119.94 billion yuan during the first six months, up 5.4 percent year on year.

Facing the adverse influence of COVID-19 and increasing downward economic pressure, Xinjiang's economy has shown strong resilience, with its major indicators gradually picking up pace, said Hao Junqing, deputy director of the statistics bureau.


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