Pillar industries of Anhui

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Anhui is an important regional hub of coal and steel production, and an industrial network has been established to cover the sectors of coal, power, metallurgy, chemicals, machinery, electronics, building materials, light manufacturing, and textiles.

There are eight major industries in the province: automobiles, equipment manufacturing, household appliances, electronic information, new materials, new energy, biological industries, energy conservation and environmental protection.

With further reform and opening-up, Anhui's automobile industry has witnessed substantial growth in its brand image and national influence. In 2017, the province produced 1.34 million completed automobiles with total revenue reaching 282.2 billion yuan ($41 billion), a year-on-year increase of 7%. The sales of new-energy vehicles hit 65,100, up 46.9% year-on-year.

Equipment Manufacturing
Equipment manufacturing was the first pillar industry in Anhui province and witnessed rapid growth in 2017. The sales revenue of primary businesses of the industry amounted to 1.31 trillion yuan, among which three sectors enjoyed growth rate of over 10%. Total industrial profit reached 75.3 billion yuan.

Household Appliances
In 2017, Anhui produced more than 100 million sets of major household appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners and televisions, at a year-on-year increase of 15.2%. The sales of air conditioners ranked second nationwide. Sales revenue of the industry’s primary businesses exceeded 233 billion yuan, an increase of 13.9% year-on-year.

Electronic Information Industry
The output value of the electronic information industry surpassed 400 billion yuan for the first time in 2017, up 20.2% year-on-year. The sales revenue of the industry’s primary businesses reached 35.41 billion yuan, ranking sixth nationwide.

New Materials Industry
As one of the emerging industries in Anhui province, the new materials sector boasts competitive advantages in terms of cost, performance and energy conservation compared with traditional sectors. In recent years, Anhui's new materials industry has experienced rapid development, and formed a number of industrial bases and clusters with international influence. By the end of 2017, over 600 related companies were stationed in the province with total output reaching 200 billion yuan.

New Energy Industry
Over the years, Anhui has been focusing on the cultivation of an array of leading photovoltaic enterprises. The sales of new energy vehicles increased by 38.5% in 2017 and 26 new energy projects worth 12.6 billion yuan have been introduced into the city.

Biological Industry
As one of the key industries in Hefei city, Anhui province, the biological industry enjoys a solid foundation and distinctive advantages, with the establishment of a bio-economic experimental zone, the first of its kind in the world. In 2017, the city cooperated with Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to found a medical research institute.

Environmental Protection
Anhui has made remarkable strides in energy conservation and environmental protection over the years. According to official data, the total output of the industry maintained a good momentum, increasing by 22.9% year-on-year in 2017. A total of 87 environment supervision institutions at provincial, city and county levels have been set up in Anhui.

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