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UPDATED: May 17, 2012 NO. 20 MAY 17, 2012
Statistical Communiqué of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic Of China on the 2011 Regional Economic and Social Development

Statistics Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region and Tibet Survey Organization Of the National Bureau of Statistics

March 15, 2012

The year 2011 marks the beginning of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15). In 2011, faced with maintaining stability and development, the CPC Tibet Autonomous Regional Committee and Tibet Autonomous Regional Government led all ethnic groups in the region to implement the scientific outlook on development and the principles of the Central Government, take effective measures to cope with various difficulties in development and promote economic transition and rapid growth. The region witnessed sound and rapid economic development and new achievements were made in social undertakings, setting down a solid foundation for achieving targets set by the 12th Five-Year Plan.

I. General Outlook

In 2011, the gross domestic product (GDP) of the Tibet Autonomous Region amounted to 60.58 billion yuan, representing a growth rate of 12.7 percent from the previous year.

Analyzed by different industries, the added value of the primary industry stood at 7.44 billion yuan, up 3.4 percent; that of the secondary industry was 20.95 billion yuan, up 18.3 percent; and the tertiary industry was 32.19 billion yuan, up 11.6 percent. The per-capita GDP was 20,077 yuan, up 11.3 percent.

The added value of the primary industry accounted for 12.3 percent of the GDP, down 1.2 percentage points from the previous year; that of the secondary industry accounted for 34.6 percent, up 2.3 percentage points, and that of the tertiary industry accounted for 53.1 percent, down 1.1 percentage points.

The consumer price index (CPI) in the region rose 5 percent compared with a year earlier. CPI in urban and rural areas went up by 5.2 percent and 4.7 percent year on year, respectively. Prices of services climbed 4.3 percent, and prices of consumer products went up 5.2 percent. Of the consumer products, prices of food, tobacco and alcohol, clothing, household appliances and maintenance services, medical and personal products, transportation and telecommunications, recreational, educational, cultural articles and services, and residential costs rose 9.1 percent, 2.7 percent, 2.8 percent, 1.9 percent, 2.8 percent, 2.2 percent, 0.7 percent and 6.3 percent, respectively. The retail prices of goods went up 3.7 percent while prices of agricultural means of production climbed 2.6 percent. The producer price index (PPI) grew 4.3 percent from a year ago.

At the end of 2011, the total number of those employed was 1.93 million, 149,300 more than at the end of 2010 and an increase of 8.4 percent. The registered urban unemployment rate was controlled under 3.2 percent.

II. Agriculture

In 2009, the sown area of grain in the region was 240,610 hectares, an increase of 590 hectares compared with the previous year. Of this total, the sown area of highland barley was 118,420 hectares, an increase of 0.5 percent from a year earlier, and the sown area of wheat totaled 37,600 hectares, an increase of 540 hectares. The sown area of rapeseed was 23,920 hectares, unchanged from one year ago. The sown area of vegetables was 21,580 hectares, an increase of 250 hectares. The total output of grain in 2011 was 937,300 tons, an increase of 2.7 percent over the previous year. The total output of rapeseed was 63,300 tons, representing growth of 9.1 percent, and the total output of vegetables was 600,700 tons, an increase of 3.4 percent.

At the end of 2011, the total amount of livestock numbered 21.85 million, a decrease of 1.36 million compared with the end of 2010. Of this total, the number of cattle and yaks was 6.45 million, a decrease of 90,000, and the number of sheep and goats was 14.59 million, a decline of 1.2 million. In 2011, the total output of pork, beef and mutton stood at 276,700 tons, a growth of 5.2 percent from a year earlier, and the output of milk stood at 313,500 tons, up 3.5 percent.

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