The market consumption continued to improve and online retail maintained its vitality. In the first three quarters, the city's total retail sales of consumer goods reached 153.848 billion yuan, down by 7.2% year on year, 2.1 percentage points lower than that in the first half of the year. The retail sales of electronic publications and audio-visual products, communication equipment, grain, oils and food, and traditional Chinese and Western medicines by businesses above designated size grew by 122.5%, 24.4%, 18.4%, and 6.3% respectively; the retail sales of automobiles and new energy vehicles by businesses above designated size decreased by 9.3% and 86.6% respectively. The retail sales of trading enterprises above designated size through public networks increased by 43.3% year on year.
The investment in fixed assets rose steadily and grew rapidly in high-tech industries. In the first three quarters, the city's investment in fixed assets increased by 1.0% year on year. In terms of sectors, the investment in infrastructure and manufacturing increased by 1.0% and 20.1% respectively, and that in real estate development decreased by 0.6%. In terms of industries, the investment in the primary industry and the secondary industry increased by 26.8% and 19.2% respectively, and that in the tertiary industry decreased by 1.5%. The investment in high-tech industries increased by 69.9% year on year; the investment in high-tech manufacturing and high-tech services increased by 87.3% and 60.4% respectively.