The Ruzhou authorities held a conference on the city's industrial economy on Dec 27, and examined a report of its industrial economy during the first 11 months of 2013.
The report showed that the gross output value of industrial enterprises above designated size reached 2.52 billion yuan ($416.56 million) in November, a year on year growth of 9.2 percent - reaching a total of 23.6 billion in the first 11 months, a year on year increase of 8.6 percent.
Also according to the report, the added value of industrial enterprises above designated size increased 8.2 percent year on year to 8.44 billion yuan in the first 11 months.
Ding Guohao, executive deputy mayor of Ruzhou, said at the conference that investment in fixed assets grew steadily in 2013 with an industry-oriented development strategy.
But he also said that the city's development is affected by the global economic environment and is also restricted by the economic structure – and he urged all units to seek solutions aimed at a better and faster development.