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Major data from China's 3rd economic census

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-12-16 16:15

BEIJING -- China on Tuesday published results of its third national economic census, which showed the country's economic structure continued to improve between 2008 and 2013.

Following are major data from the economic census.

China had 10.86 million legal units engaged in secondary and tertiary industries at the end of 2013, up 52.9 percent over the second economic census at the end of 2008.

The country had 8.21 million corporations in the secondary and tertiary industries at the end of 2013, of which 97.5 percent were domestically funded companies, 1.2 percent were corporations with funds from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and 1.3 percent were foreign-funded enterprises.

The secondary and tertiary industries employed a total of 356.02 million people at the end of 2013, 30.4 percent more than at the end of 2008.

At the end of 2013, aggregate business capital in secondary and tertiary industries reached 466.8 trillion yuan ($76.27 trillion). Secondary industry, which includes industrial and construction enterprises, accounted for 26.1 percent of total business capital, while tertiary industry, or the service sector, accounted for 73.9 percent of the total.

The country had 7.85 million small and micro-sized enterprises at the end of 2013 in the secondary and tertiary industries, accounting for 95.6 percent of the total and providing 50.4 percent of total job positions.

Major industrial enterprises invested a total of 831.84 billion yuan in research and development in 2013, 170.7 percent more than in 2008, accounting for 70.2 percent of total social spending on R&D.

The country had 26,894 large high-tech manufacturing companies by the end of 2013, making up 7.8 percent of all large manufacturing companies, up 1.3 percentage points from 2008.

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