SW China's Tibet records 8.2% GDP growth in Q1, highest rate nationwide

2023-04-27 13:30:53Global Times Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

GDP of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region hit 57.59 billion yuan ($8.31 billion) in the first quarter of 2023, with the year-on-year growth rate of 8.2 percent ranking first nationwide, showing a positive and stable start for the whole year economy recovery.

Officials from Tibet government said during a press conference held on Wednesday that the autonomous region also made the highest year-on-year growth rate for fixed assets investment of 66.2 percent in the first quarter, 61.1 percentage points higher over the national average rate of 5.1 percent.

The growth rate for value added of industries above designated size in Tibet also surged by 18.5 percent year-on-year, 15.5 percentage points high over the national average rate of 3 percent, leading the nationwide statistics.

Value added for local mineral industry increased by 27.9 percent year-on-year, and manufacturing industry increased by 10.5 percent year-on-year. In the first two months of 2023, total profit of industrial enterprises above designated size in Tibet recorded 42.1 percent year-on-year increase.

The registered business entities in Tibet's market reached 448,900 by the end of March, increased by 8.2 percent year-on-year, reflecting local economy has entered the recovery track.

Tibet's total retail sales of consumer goods reached 20.07 billion yuan, up 6.6 percent year-on-year. Total number of received domestic and foreign tourists of Tibet crossed 2.55 million, surged by 39.6 percent year-on-year, which generated 2.03 billion yuan of tourism revenue for Tibet, up 42.9 percent year-on-year.

Tibet's residents' per capita disposal income stood at 5,128 yuan in the first quarter, up 6.1 percent year-on-year, with the growth rate ranking second among 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across the country.

Development and Reform Commission of Tibet vowed to deploy 191 key construction projects in the autonomous region in 2023, covering sectors of infrastructure, special industry development, ecological protection, border security and livelihood improvement backed with 143 billion yuan, local media Tibet Daily reported on Wednesday.

A planned investment of 54.7 billion yuan will be used in the Linzhi-Ya'an section of the Sichuan-Tibet railway route, refurbishment of Lhasa Kongga International Airport and other construction projects involved in the infrastructure sector.

Tibet government conducted special campaign to secure the completion of multiple construction programs backed with over 18 billion yuan, and further stabilize the economy growth in the first quarter of 2023, said the report.


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