BUSINESS Zhejiang economy marks growth above national average


Zhejiang economy marks growth above national average

China Daily

18:23, October 25, 2021

Travelers ride bikes alongside Qiandao Lake in Chun'an, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, in May. (Photo by Yang Bo/For China Daily)

Zhejiang province's economy grew by 10.6 percent in the first three quarters of this year, with the nation's private economy hub continuing its high-quality growth momentum.

The provincial bureau of statistics said on Monday that Zhejiang's GDP hit 5.28 trillion yuan ($828.25 billion) in the first three quarters of the year, up by 10.6 percent from the previous year.

Industrial production maintained strong momentum, with added value from industrial enterprises above a designated size rising by 16.6 percent year-on-year. Growth averaged 9.6 percent in 2020 and 2021.

Industrial enterprises above designated size realized a combined profit of 497 billion yuan ($77.88 billion), up by 27.6 percent year-on-year.

The province's tertiary industries also witnessed a steady recovery, with added value helping to lift the province's GDP by 5.2 percentage points. From January to August, the operating income of service industry enterprises within the province grew by 29.3 percent over the previous year, the bureau said.

China's economic growth hit 9.8 percent year-on-year in the first three quarters, indicating that despite global downward pressure, the Chinese economy has maintained its recovery momentum and continues to play a stabilizing role in the world economy.

Fang Xiaoying in Hangzhou contributed to this story.

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