Harbin’s industries experience positive growth in 2020

Updated : 2021-03-12

By ( e.my399.com )

In 2020, Harbin's GDP reached 518.38 billion yuan ($77.78 billion), a year-on-year increase of 0.6 percent, which exceeded expectations and achieved the goal of full-year economic recovery.


In 2020, the city's total output value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fisheries reached 116.86 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 2.0 percent.

The planting area and output of cash crops both increased, with the planting area and output reaching 1.171 million mu and 1.393 million metric tons, respectively, an increase of 14.5 percent and 15.1 percent year-on-year.

The recovery of animal husbandry production has accelerated. The number of pigs, cattle, sheep, and poultry in the city in 2020 was 2.40 million, 726,000, 372,000 and 26.96 million, respectively, an increase of 17.0 percent, 10.1 percent, 7.5 percent and 4.1 percent year-on-year.

The output of meat, eggs and milk was 408,000 tons, 240,000 tons and 374,000 tons, respectively.

Industrial economy

In 2020, the added value of the city's industrial enterprises above designated size increased by 4.2 percent over the previous year, of which the manufacturing industry increased by 4.3 percent.

After April, industrial production accelerated its recovery and the growth rate of added value turned from negative to positive.

Production achieved positive growth in eight out of 12 months last year, of which December achieved a strong growth of 16.0 percent.

In the past year, the upgrading of Harbin’s advantageous traditional industries accelerated: General equipment manufacturing increased by 17.9 percent; the production of non-metallic mineral products increased by 12.6 percent; agricultural and sideline food processing industries saw growth of 10.8 percent; petroleum, coal and other fuel-processing industries grew by 8.0 percent; and electricity and heat production and supply industries increased by 6.9 percent.

In total, they drove an increase of 4.9 percent in the added value of industrial enterprises above designated size.

Among the main industrial products, the output of engines, steam turbines for power stations, and power generation equipment increased by 54.5 percent, 13.1 percent and 62.7 percent, respectively.

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