The Provincial Bureau of Statistics recently released a report showing that since the founding of New China 70 years ago, the province's economic scale has continued to expand, the level of development has increased significantly, and the overall strength has achieved a leap-forward improvement.
Statistics show that in 1952, Sichuan’s GDP was 2.46 billion yuan. By 2018, this figure had risen to 4,068,81 million yuan, breaking through the 4 trillion mark for the first time. At constant prices, it was 182.4 times that of 1952.
After 70 years of glory, Sichuan’s GDP has now surpassed the total economic output of the 50 years since the founding of New China and the 50 years before the Western Development. In terms of conversion, Sichuan now generates an average GDP of over 11.1 billion yuan per day, which is more than the total economic output in the first half of the year of reform and opening up.
The economic scale has achieved leaps and bounds, and the gap between our province and the advanced regions has accelerated to narrow. After entering the new century, Sichuan's economic aggregate ranks in the country has steadily increased, surpassing Shanghai in 2010 to rise to the eighth place; in 2015, it surpassed Hebei and Liaoning, ranking sixth in the country, and has maintained it all the way.
The economic scale has achieved leapfrog growth, and the iconic "advanced" is more intuitive. In 70 years, Sichuan’s GDP went from 2.46 billion yuan in 1952 to 10 billion yuan in 1973, and it took 21 years. GDP reached 101.63 billion yuan in 1991, and the leap from tens of billions to 100 billions took 18 years. After that, in 2007, the GDP exceeded one trillion yuan for the first time, from one hundred billion yuan to one trillion yuan. It took Sichuan 16 years. In 2011 and 2015, Sichuan spent 4 years to surpass the 2 trillion yuan and 3 trillion yuan steps. By 2018, the GDP reached 4,068.81 billion yuan, and it took only 3 years to reach the 4 trillion yuan level. (Reporter Zhu Xueli)