Industry dynamics of October 2022

Updated: Oct 31,2022 3:57 PM

 1.By going all out to promote the steady growth of biomedical industry, the innovation achievements have hit record highs, highlighting the hard-core strength of industrial innovation


Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the development of biomedical industry encountered unprecedented difficulties in the first half of this year, in which the industrial output in April decreased by 45.1% year-on-year. To this end, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization issued the “Notice on Further Improving the Steady Growth of Biomedical Industry in 2022” and formulated the “Guidelines for the Steady Growth of Biomedical Industry in Shanghai (2022 Edition)” to guide all districts to carry out relevant work.


At present, the implementation effect of a package of policies and measures for economic recovery and revitalization in Shanghai has gradually become prominent in the biomedical industry. In the first half of this year, the scale of biomedical industry reached RMB386.8 billion, an increase of 0.4%. As of August, this year’s output of biomedical manufacturing industry totaled RMB116.16 billion, up 3.9% year-on-year, and the cumulative growth rate turned from negative to positive for the first time after the current epidemic in Shanghai. Concerning the key areas of biomedical industry, Pudong, Minhang and Fengxian are Top 3 in total manufacturing output, and Xuhui, Fengxian and Baoshan are Top 3 in growth rate. From the perspective of segments, Top 5 areas in the total output of manufacturing industry include chemical drugs, biomedical equipment accessories and consumables, therapeutic biological products, in vitro diagnostic reagents and equipment, and medical imaging equipment, accounting for about 67% of the output of biomedicine. Top 3 areas of output growth are preventive biological products, in vitro diagnostic reagents and equipment, and biomedical equipment accessories and consumables.



2.Preemptive deployment of brain-computer interface and 6G technology - Shanghai introduced measures to promote the development of high-end manufacturing industry and expand future industrial clusters


Recently, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization has successively published "Several Measures to Promote the Development of High-end Manufacturing Industry in Shanghai" and "Action Plan for Shanghai to Build Future Industrial Innovation Highland and Develop and Expand Future Industrial Clusters", which has proposed to ensure the development of high-end manufacturing in four aspects, namely space, capital, market and ecology, while deploying future industries such as brain-computer interface and 6G technology first, and strive to achieve a future industrial output of RMB500 billion by 2030.


This time, in order to promote the development of high-end manufacturing industry, Shanghai put forward 25 policy measures in 4 aspects, many of which are quite breakthrough. For example, in terms of ensuring the high-quality space carrier of the industry, we should explore a new mode of "industry upstairs", encourage the construction of buildings with complex functions and efficient utilization, motivate the mixed use of industrial land and determine planning parameters as needed. For another example, the special development funds and policies of Shanghai Zhangjiang Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone are currently regarded as the most powerful "top allocation" policy in Shanghai, and this latest document requires the "Zhangjiang Policy" to achieve full coverage in municipal characteristic industrial parks.



3.The average price of pure electrical cars going abroad has increased significantly - The high-end characteristics of China's automobile exports are remarkable


According to the latest statistics released by the National Passenger Car Market Information Association, the retail sales of passenger cars reached 1.922 million vehicles in September, up 21.5% year-on-year. Among them, the export of passenger cars, including complete vehicles and CKD, under the statistics of the Association was 250,000 units, an increase of 85% year-on-year. The export of self-owned brands reached 204,000 units, up 88% year-on-year and 13% quarter-on-quarter from August.


According to the statistics of the Association, the export of self-owned brands to the European and American markets and the third world countries has achieved a comprehensive breakthrough, and the average export price of pure electric vehicles has increased significantly, from US$2,000 in 2018 to US$19,900 in 2022. In September, domestic new energy passenger cars were exported 44,000 vehicles. With the continuous increase in export volume, the average price of vehicles exported by China has also grown sharply. In 2018, the average price of domestic automobile exports was US$12,900, and then gradually increased, reaching US$16,400 in 2022.



4.The goal of Shanghai’s Smart Manufacturing Special Project was overfulfilled


This year is the closing year of Shanghai’s "10030" Smart Manufacturing Special Project. From 2020 to 2022, Shanghai planned to build 100 smart factories, 10 smart manufacturing demonstration factories, cultivate 10 smart manufacturing system integrators and build 10 vertical industrial Internet platforms.


At present, the "10030" goal has been overfulfilled, among which SAIC Passenger Car Lingang Digital Smart Factory and Huayi New Materials Smart Factory have been successfully established as top-notch national benchmark smart factories.


What is even more exciting is that Shanghai is expected to give birth to Shanghai Electric's tens of billions of smart manufacturing system integrators. In addition, since the second quarter of this year, robot density has been included in Shanghai’s statistics. At present, the average number of robots in industrial enterprises in Shanghai is 260 per 10,000 people, which is close to the international advanced level.


Last year, Shanghai became the first city in China with an industrial added value exceeding RMB1 trillion. According to the evaluation of the current smart factories in Shanghai, their production efficiency has increased by an average of 20% compared with traditional manufacturing, with a maximum increase of 64%. Operating costs have dropped by an average of 25%, with a maximum drop of 41.9%. Comprehensive energy consumption decreased by 15% on average and 54% at the highest.


For the future, Shanghai has formulated a new round of smart factory construction promotion plan. It is planned that by 2025, Shanghai will build another 200 demonstration smart factories, establish 20 benchmark smart factories and promote 1,000 excellent scenarios.