China News Service, Guangzhou, May 8th: Guangdong's economy moves forward with tenacity, and advanced manufacturing industry releases new kinetic energy
China News Service reporter Cheng Jingwei
In Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, the Xiaopeng Motors project, which has completed the technical upgrading of the production line, has a production capacity of 800 units per day. The output value in the first three months of this year reached 8.068 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 168%.
During the COVID-19 outbreak in Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Shanghai, Zhaoqing coordinated and resolved the resumption of production and supply for more than 40 companies in the Xpeng Motors supply chain, helping to stabilize the industrial chain and supply chain.
Since the beginning of this year, in the face of the complex and severe development environment at home and abroad, advanced manufacturing, including the new energy vehicle industry, is bringing new momentum to Guangdong's economic development.
Last year, Guangdong's GDP reached 12.4 trillion yuan, surpassing South Korea in an all-round way.
Since the beginning of this year, Guangdong has been actively responding to the impact of the epidemic, insisting on maintaining stability and seeking progress while maintaining stability.
On the basis of the huge economic volume, the GDP of Guangdong in the first quarter of this year was nearly 2.85 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 3.3%, and the overall economic operation was stable.
"In the first quarter of this year, advanced manufacturing played a supporting role in Guangdong's industrial economy. The output of industrial products with higher technical content and higher added value maintained rapid growth." The relevant person in charge of the Guangdong Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology said.
Data show that in the first quarter of this year, the added value of Guangdong's advanced manufacturing industries increased by 5.9% year-on-year, accounting for 54.3% of the added value of industrial enterprises above designated size.
In terms of product output, new energy vehicles increased by 189.6% year-on-year, accounting for 16.2% of the national output; industrial robot output increased by 4.1% year-on-year, accounting for 32.5% of the national output; in addition, medical equipment and equipment increased by 26.2% year-on-year.
At the same time, in the first quarter of this year, Guangdong's industrial investment increased by 34.8% year-on-year, of which investment in high-tech industries increased by 54.1% year-on-year, and investment in advanced manufacturing increased by 43.1% year-on-year.
In this regard, Xie Baojian, professor of the School of Economics of Jinan University and deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Economic Research Institute of the Special Economic Zone, believes that this shows the continuous optimization of Guangdong's industrial structure and the accelerated conversion of new and old kinetic energy.
In the first quarter of this year, all 21 prefecture-level and above listed companies in Guangdong Province achieved positive year-on-year growth in the added value of industries above designated size.
The added value of industries above designated size in the core area of the Pearl River Delta increased by 5.9% year-on-year. In particular, Shenzhen (2.3%) and Dongguan (3.6%) achieved positive growth in industrial added value under the pressure of epidemic prevention and control.
As a major industrial city in Guangdong, Foshan has taken the lead in the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry, and a large number of enterprises are actively embracing digital and intelligent technological changes.
In the factory of Galanz Group, a home appliance enterprise in Shunde District, Foshan, the robotic arms on the assembly line are waving and the containers are continuously being transported to the port... "In the first quarter of this year, the company's own brand exports increased by more than 30% year-on-year, and the current order is placed in June. Liang Zhaoxian, chairman and president of Galanz Group, said that he is confident to meet the challenges and achieve stable growth throughout the year.
In 2022, from smart factories to open source chips, Galanz will speed up innovation and comprehensively promote capital increase and production expansion.
Among them, the newly added 6 dishwasher automatic production lines are planned to be put into use in May; according to the daily production capacity of 150,000 units, the investment and expansion of microwave ovens will be promoted, and the intelligent manufacturing production line of the whole industry chain of micro-steaming and baking will be added.
Statistics from the Guangdong Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology show that in recent years, the digital transformation of Guangdong's manufacturing enterprises has accelerated. As of the end of March, the digital transformation of over 21,000 industrial enterprises above designated size has been promoted, and 625,000 small and medium-sized enterprises have been driven to "use the cloud".
At present, due to the unexpected impact of the internal and external environment, Guangdong's economic growth is still facing many difficulties and challenges.
Material prices have risen, foreign trade orders have decreased, and consumption potential needs to be further released...
A few days ago, Guangdong has successively issued documents such as the "Guangdong Financial Support Action Plan for Enterprises Affected by the Epidemic Relief and Steady Economic Growth" and "Several Measures for Further Promoting Consumption in Guangdong Province". Provide strong support.
As the largest province in China's economy, Guangdong's economy has strong resilience, good quality and great potential. It has embarked on a high-quality development pace, which is bound to bring more warmth to the continuous recovery of China's economy.