China News Service, Beijing, July 21 (Reporter Xu Qingqing and Li Shuzheng) Guangdong and Shanghai’s 2021 economic "semi-annual report" was released on 21st. Guangdong's GDP was 57,22.631 billion yuan (RMB, the same below), a year-on-year increase of 13.0%. An average growth rate of 5.0% over the two-year period; Shanghai’s GDP in the first half of the year was 2010.253 billion yuan, an increase of 12.7% over the same period last year, and an average growth rate of 4.8% over the two years.

  The Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Statistics announced on the 21st that Guangdong’s Economic Operation in the First Half of 2021 showed that in the first half of the year, the added value of Guangdong’s industrial enterprises above designated size was 1.72 trillion yuan, an increase of 18.5% over the same period last year.

In the first half of the year, Guangdong's fixed asset investment increased by 15.8% year-on-year.

The total retail sales of consumer goods was 2.15 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 19.6%.

The total import and export volume of foreign trade was 3.8 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 24.5%.

  In terms of new kinetic energy cultivation and new business forms, statistics show that the added value of Guangdong's new economy in the first half of the year was 1.42 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.5%, accounting for 24.8% of the region's GDP.

New industrial kinetic energy grew rapidly, with the added value of advanced manufacturing increased by 15.1% year-on-year; the added value of high-tech manufacturing increased by 9.0% year-on-year.

  In terms of residents' income, the per capita disposable income of Guangdong residents was 23,604 yuan in the first half of the year, an increase of 13.6% year-on-year.

  Shanghai officials announced the 2021 economic "semi-annual report" on the same day.

Tang Huihao, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Statistics, said that in the first half of 2021, Shanghai's economic development showed a trend of "stability while strengthening, stability while making progress, and stability while improving".

  In the first half of this year, Shanghai's industrial added value increased by 17.5%; the city's industrial output value increased by 91.4%.

"In particular, strategic emerging industries lead industrial growth, the output value of new energy vehicles has increased by 2.5 times, and the output value of digital creativity has increased by 65.1%, etc.," said Tang Huihao.

  According to Tang Huihao, in the first half of 2021, with the active trading of commodities, the added value of Shanghai's wholesale and retail industry increased by 15.2%.

Driven by the construction of Shanghai's international financial center, the added value of Shanghai's financial industry increased by 7.7%.

As the pace of digital transformation accelerates, the added value of Shanghai's information transmission software and information technology service industries continues to maintain rapid growth, with a growth rate of 16.1% in the first half of the year.

  Data show that in the first half of 2021, fixed asset investment in Shanghai's whole city increased by 10.9%, and total retail sales of consumer goods increased by 30.3%.

As of the end of June, there were 402,300 new jobs in Shanghai.

In the first half of the year, Shanghai's consumer prices rose moderately (0.7% increase).

Tang Huihao said that in the first half of the year, the per capita disposable income of Shanghai residents increased by 10.3%.

  According to Tang Huihao, in the first half of 2021, Shanghai's actual foreign investment increased by 21.1%, and the two-year average growth rate reached 13.0%.

The import and export of Shanghai's whole city achieved RMB 1,882,789 million, an increase of 19.0%.

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