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Beijing’s GDP rises 13.4% in H1

Beijing’s GDP totaled 1.92 trillion yuan (about 297 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half of 2021, up 13.4% year on year, according to a press conference organized by the municipal government on July 19.

“In the second quarter, the two-year average economic growth rate accelerated compared with the first quarter, demonstrating the steady recovery of Beijing’s economy,” said Zhu Yannan, deputy head of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics. “This also laid the foundation for the sustained recovery of Beijing’s economy in the second half of the year.”

The added value to Beijing’s secondary industry soared 32.5% to 329.3 billion yuan in the first six months of the year, while the city’s tertiary industry rose 10.1% to 1.6 trillion yuan, as announced at the press conference.

Although the proportion of the city’s primary industry in the city’s economy has declined due to economic structural adjustments, the recovery of its live pig production capacity and the boom in rural tourism both…

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