Since the beginning of 2021, the city of Hechi has achieved sustained and sound economic and social development by raking in a fiscal revenue of 4.91 billion yuan ($759.5 million), a year-on-year increase of 13.6 percent.
According to the Hechi statistics bureau, the city's GDP in the first half of the year was 48.97 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 11.8 percent at comparable prices. Moreover, the added value of the primary industry was 7.07 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.6 percent, and the secondary industry was 14.9 billion yuan, with a year-on-year growth of 15.9 percent. The tertiary industry rolled in 27 billion yuan, up 10 percent year on year.
In the first half of this year, the city's total output value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery increased by 13.5 percent year on year, and the growth rate ranks first in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. As of June, the city's silkworm cocoon output was 66,600 metric tons, a year-on-year increase of 23.4 percent. The city's newly planted fruit area was 24,900 mu (1,660 hectares), and fruit production was 118,100 tons, up 41.9 percent year on year.
Meanwhile, Hechi strives to build a modern industrial revitalization system by promoting the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, as well as cultivating environmentally friendly non-ferrous metal industries and cocoon and silk industrial clusters. In the first half of the year, the added value of the city's industrial enterprises above designated size increased by 16 percent year-on-year.
In terms of the tertiary industry, the city has implemented 113 major tourism industry projects with a total investment of 1.29 billion yuan. In the first half of the year, the city received over 24 million domestic and foreign tourists, and the total tourism consumption was 30.3 billion yuan. The city's total retail sales of consumer goods increased by 19.9 percent year on year.
The city has also participated in the construction of the new western land-sea channel, and implemented a three-year action plan for the construction of major projects. In the first half of this year, the city's fixed asset investment was 27.52 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 32.4 percent, and the growth rate ranked second in the region. Infrastructure investment increased by 72.9 percent year on year, and manufacturing investment increased by 52.4 percent year on year.