Stable and improving economic situation of TEDA in the first half of 2021

The reporter learned from the Administrative Committee of Tianjin Economic-technological Development Area (TEDA) on July 22 that in the first half of 2021, the GDP of TEDA increased by 12.3% year-on-year; the industrial added value increased by 15.4%; the total industrial output value reached 257.63 trillion yuan, an increase of 14.4%; the growth rate of both the sales of limited goods and the zero amount of the limited companies exceeded 50%; the income of profit-making services increased by 40.3%; the investment in fixed assets increased by 4.0%. From the perspective of economic operation, results of epidemic prevention and control and economic development in TEDA have continued to consolidate and expand, and the economic situation has been stabilized, strengthened and improved. From the perspective of industrial development, large projects and good projects are accelerating the gathering and construction, and the core position of the manufacturing industry has been continuously strengthened. The industrial structure has been continuously optimized and upgraded, and the development quality and benefits have been continuously improved. TEDA handed in an exciting half-year report.

Steady improvement in quality and efficiency

In the first half of this year, TEDA has unswervingly implemented the new development concept, striving for quality, structure, efficiency, and greenness, and its economic development has both quality and efficiency.

In the first half of 2021, output value of the manufacturing industry in TEDA increased by 16.6% year-on-year, 2.2 percentage points faster than the growth rate of all industries, and its proportion increased by 1.8 percentage points. The output value of leading industries rose steadily. The automobile industry increased by 16.4%, the equipment manufacturing industry by 30.8%, the pharmaceutical industry by 53.2%, and the new chemical materials industry by 15.5%. The strength of enterprises is prominent. Among the top 100 enterprises in TEDA released not long ago, 3 enterprises have operating income exceeding 50 billion yuan, and 19 enterprises have operating income exceeding 10 billion yuan.

From the perspective of industrial structure, the proportion of high-tech and high-quality enterprises has increased, and the industrial stamina is obvious. From an industrial perspective, in the first half of 2021, the added value of regional industrial strategic emerging industries and high-tech manufacturing industries increased by 22.1% and 23.6% respectively, and their proportions both increased compared with 2020. From the perspective of the service industry, the operating income of the strategic emerging service industry and the high-tech service industry increased by 55.0% and 56.5% respectively, and their proportions have also increased. In terms of efficiency, profits of all industries have achieved rapid growth. From January to May this year, total profits of the planned industrial and service industries increased by 82.6% and 31.5% respectively year-on-year. Among them, profit margin of the planned industrial operating income was close to 7%, the highest in recent years. At the same time of high output, the benefit is also reflected in continuous reduction of energy consumption. The top 30 eco-environmental advanced enterprises released not long ago use less than 20% of resources, energy consumption and pollution emissions, and contribute nearly 70% of tax revenue and nearly 50% of output value. Among them, 8 companies have won the title of environmental protection leader in Tianjin, accounting for 47% of Tianjin, highlighting the leading role of enterprises in TEDA.

TEDA is also getting faster and faster in terms of introducing new kinetic energy. In the first half of 2021, 760 high-tech small and medium-sized enterprises were evaluated and included in the database, an increase of 60% year-on-year, and 90% of the annual target was achieved. Four companies including Shiqiao Leasing and Cowell Health have grown into unicorns. Six companies including Xinhaichuang and Rocket Heart were approved as Tianjin Key Enterprise Laboratory. Influence of the Industrial Talent Alliance continues to expand. In the first half of 2021, the alliance expanded to more than 50 companies and introduced more than 2,500 new talents. A number of high-quality projects such as Tencent Skylark, IELTS Intelligence, and Yidui Operation Center settled in TEDA through the alliance.

Gratifying development trend of themed industrial parks

The creation of themed industrial parks is a decision and deployment made by the municipal party committee and government, which is conducive to improving identification of the park’s industries and improving competitiveness of the park’s integration. In the first half of 2021, development of the theme parks in TEDA was gratifying. The reporter learned that after 12 years of development and construction, Nangang Industrial Zone has now entered a full harvest period. The “relocation” of Sinopec New Materials and Bohai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. will soon be put into operation; Sinopec LNG has already stored gas, and the second and third phases and Beiran LNG projects are accelerating construction; projects such as Nippon Paint, Lighthouse Paint, Jinniu Electrolyte, etc. started and the Bohua Terminal opened to the outside world. In particular, Sinopec invested 60.3 billion yuan again in Nangang Industrial Zone to build a high-end new material project cluster, including 11 key projects with 1.2 million tons of ethylene. Therefore the world-class chemical new material base has a more solid foundation. Nangang has taken a crucial step in rebuilding a new TEDA.

The development of Tianjin Binhai-Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park has been accelerated in an all-round way. In the first half of 2021, Tianjin Binhai-Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park accelerated gathering of business entities, with 391 new registered companies, a year-on-year increase of 134%; new projects registered capital of 10.7 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 89%. Among them, there are 132 companies from Beijing, accounting for 33.7%; among newly established companies, technology-based companies reached 199, accounting for 51%; 85 new national technology-based small and medium-sized enterprises, a year-on-year increase of 165%. 31,000 square meters of buildings have been demolished, 1.5 times that of the entire year of 2020.

In terms of characteristics, the theme parks in TEDA are also distinctive. Among them, the opening function of the TEDA Comprehensive Bonded Zone is prominent. The total import and export value is expected to exceed 1.4 billion yuan, an increase of 77% year-on-year. A series of innovative measures, for example, pilot qualification of general taxpayers have been accelerated. The characteristic parks are upgraded, and the service outsourcing parks are upgraded to the “TEDA Digital Industrial Park”. Construction of the digital industry ecology is accelerated; the city-wide deployment is implemented to accelerate the creation of two “Cell Valley” core areas for innovation and R&D in TEDA East and industrial transformation in TEDA West; it has been successfully recognized as a national-level incubator, with a total of 10 national-level incubation platforms; it actively builds a “Tiktok Industrial Park” to realize ecological grafting of the entire industrial chain of supply chain companies, e-commerce institutions, and brand merchants, and successfully declare to become a demonstration park for cross-border e-commerce in Tianjin.

Accelerated image of the beautiful “Binhai City” core area

Building a beautiful “Binhai City” core area is the responsibility and mission assigned to TEDA by the District Party Committee and District Government, and it is also an inevitable choice for the integration and development of industry and city in TEDA. As TEDA solved many key and difficult problems in the first half of 2021, the image of a beautiful “Binhai City” core area is accelerating its emergence.

It is claimed that at present, comprehensive supporting facilities in TEDA are gradually being improved. Among them, the west campus of TEDA Experimental School has been basically completed, and the plan for East China Normal University Zhongxu School is finalized. The plan for Yaohua Middle School is accelerated, and the implementation of Yueyangdao Primary School is accelerated. Construction of medical technology building, intervention center and parking building of TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital are launched so medical experience of the masses will be greatly improved; Dongting Road tunnel will be opened to traffic, and commuting from north to south in the central city will be more convenient; Chow Tai Fook K11 shopping mall opened smoothly while influence of Wanda Plaza and MSD block “night economy” brand continues to expand.

The regional image is also more beautiful. Recently, the night scenes on both sides of the Haihe River are colorful and shining. The “Binhai City Night” lighting project was successfully completed before “July 1”. The 17 buildings in Yujiapu and Xiangluowan have a magnificent and dazzling music and light show, presenting TEDA’s Blessings for the centenary of the founding of the party. On shores of the Haihe River at night, lights and shadows flicker, and the music echoes – the general public has responded enthusiastically. The Twin City Green Corridor is fully presented and full of greenery, and the regional flower landscape design is fully upgraded. The sea of flowers, rivers and lakes are promoted and significantly improved, and the beautiful environment of sky blue, clear water, green shore and beautiful scenery continues to be consolidated.

In the second half of 2021, TEDA will stabilize the current situation, focus on the long-term goal, actively act, take responsibility, and go all out to attract investment, promote projects, accumulate development momentum, build the core area of “Binhai City”, promote reform and innovation, and ensure safety and stability. It will strengthen party building and other key tasks, and strive to complete annual goals and tasks.

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