China's GDP in 2016
Recently, Chinese Academy of Press and Publication released the results of the survey "Economic Contribution of China's Copyright Industry in 2016". According to the results, the added value of China's copyright industry in 2016 increased by 9.0% from the year before (price factors are not deducted, similarly hereinafter) into RMB 5.455146 trillion, which accounted for 7.33% of the national GDP 0.03% up on a year-over-year basis. This indicated the steady increase of the proportion of China's copyright industry in the national economy and the expansion of its overall scale.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, National Copyright Administration of the People’s Republic of China (NCAC) has promoted the rapid growth of China’s copyright industry by implementing the CPC Central Committee’s policies in a thorough and comprehensive way through measures covering the fields of legality, policy and administration. The added value of China's copyright industry in 2016 increased by 52.9% over 2012, with the average annual growth rate of 11.2%, 2.9% higher than that of national GDP in the same period. If viewed from the contribution to the national economy, the proportion of China's copyright industry in the national GDP had risen every year from 6.87% in 2012 to 7.33% in 2016 with an increase of 0.46%. As an essential driving force for the innovation-oriented development, China's copyright industry had dramatically promoted the transformation of China’s economic development mode and guaranteed the quality and efficiency of China’s economic development.
The results show that the speed-up of the integration and development of emerging industries, including press and publications, radio, film and television, software design, animation games and digital technologies of the Internet, has promoted the development of core copyright industries. From 2012 to 2016, the added value of China's core copyright industries achieved an average annual growth rate of 13.4%, which was much higher than that of the copyright industry itself and that of the national GDP. In 2016, the core copyright industries accounted for 4.58% of the national GDP, increased by 0.17% over that of the previous year. The added value of the core copyright industries accounted for 62% of that of the total copyright industry. It had further promoted the development and improved the quality and efficiency of China’s copyright industry.
The scale expansion of China’s copyright industry benefited employment and exportation. For example, in 2016, there were 16.7245 million urban employees in China's copyright industry, accounting for 9.35% of the urban employees nationwide, and the total amount of commodity exportation of China’s copyright industry was 241.674 billion US dollars, accounting for 11.52% of the total amount of China’s commodity exportation.
Update: January 2, 2018