Inner Mongolia’s GDP hit 17,212.5 billion yuan ($2,437.6 billion) in 2019, an increase of 5.2 percent over the previous year. Of that, the added value of the primary industry was 186.32 billion yuan, an increase of 2.4 percent; the added value of the secondary industry was 681.89 billion yuan, an increase of 5.7 percent; and the added value of the tertiary industry was 853.05 billion yuan, an increase of 5.4 percent.
The proportion of Inner Mongolia’s industrial structure was adjusted to 10.8: 39.6: 49.6 in 2019.The primary, secondary and tertiary industries contributed 5.5 percent, 43.9 percent and 50.6 percent to the rate of GDP growth, respectively.
In 2019, 30 industries in the 41 industry categories above the designated size in Inner Mongolia achieved added value growth over the previous year, with a growth rate of 73.2 percent, an increase of 22 percentage points on the previous year.
Officials said Inner Mongolia boasts a diversified industrial structure and it is now speeding up the upgrading and adjustment of its industrial structure -- with its pillar industries comprising energy, chemicals, metallurgical building materials, equipment manufacturing, agriculture, livestock product processing its high-tech industry.
Last year, the value added of the energy industry increased by 5.2 percent over the previous year; the chemicals industry increased by 6.3 percent; the metallurgical building materials industry increased by 13.2 percent; the equipment manufacturing industry increased by 19.7 percent; the agricultural and livestock product processing industry increased by 1.0 percent while the high-tech sector decreased by 5.7 percent.