On May 10, Zhou Jian, deputy director of the Consumer Goods Industry Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, introduced at a press conference that in 2021, the added value of my country's pharmaceutical industry will increase by 23.1% year-on-year, and the growth rate will increase by 15.3 percentage points compared with the same period of the previous year. The overall growth rate of all industries was 13.5 percentage points.

The proportion of the added value of the pharmaceutical industry in the total industrial added value continued to rise, accounting for 4.1%, and its role in stabilizing industrial economic growth was further enhanced.

The operating income was 3,370.75 billion yuan, a cumulative year-on-year increase of 18.7%, an increase of 11.4 percentage points over the same period of the previous year, and the growth rate reached a new high in the past five years.

The total profit achieved was 708.75 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 67.3%.

He said that in 2021, the number of innovative drugs and innovative medical devices approved for marketing will be the highest in the past five years.

  (Reporter Jean Baokui)

Responsible editor: [Luo Pan]

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