The value added of enterprises above designated size in Hefei-Wuhu-Bengbu Pilot Zone reached 111.52 billion yuan in the first seven months, up 17.9% year on year, accounting for 60% of the total across Anhui and contributing 66.2% to the value added of hi-tech enterprises in Anhui.
Since this year, the pilot zone has been speeding up its pace of innovation. In Jan.-July, the pilot zone applied 12064 patents and 1911 were approved, accounting for 50.8% and 61.9% of the total in Anhui respectively, up 68.4% and 23.5% year on year respectively.
The contracted volume of technology hit 5.71 billion yuan, comprising 79.1% of the total in Anhui. The export volume of hi-tech products reached 3.04 billion USD, occupying 91.2% of the total in Anhui.
In the first seven months, the total industrial value of hi-tech industries across Anhui reached 762.31 billion yuan and the value added hit 189.41 billion yuan, up 17.1% and 15.6% respectively. The export volume of hi-tech products across Anhui reached 3.33 billion USD.