Chongqing Economy and Informationization Commission released on August 13 that from January to July 2013, the various industrial sectors of Chongqing have accumulated a total investment of 173.3 billion yuan, up by 16.8% from the previous year. Currently industrial investment accounts for 31.7% of social investment within Chongqing.
Specifically, the equipment manufacturing industry saw the fastest investment growth out pacing all other areas. It achieved an investment amount of 29.5 billion yuan in the first half year (a 28.5% rise), followed by the automotive industry, with a total investment of 20.6 billion yuan, a 26.7% rise.
Other industries such as materials , light textiles , chemical and pharmaceuticals and electronics manufacturing have seen an investment growth of 25%, 24.9%, 12.3% and 5.2%, respectively.