China’s construction industry is running flat out, trying to cope with soaring demand for new buildings and infrastructure resulting from the country’s 10.7% growth in 2010. While the national government is taking steps to cool economic growth and dampen real estate speculation, building activity shows no signs of slowing. Investment in fixed assets, the broadest measure of construction activity that includes other items like machinery and real estate, jumped by 24.5% in 2010, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics. The total area under construction rose by 16.4%, while the amount of residential construction jumped 19.1%.
Output of cement — the most commonly used building material in China — rose by15.5%, while plate glass production gained13.3%.
The boom in construction is being fed by soaring demand for real estate in urban areas, mostly along the coast. Housing prices in China’s 70 major cities rose by 5.5% in2010, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Prices in Beijing rose by about 10%, and were up 42% over the past three years.
水泥产量的最常用的建筑材料在中国玫瑰by15.5 %，平板玻璃生产gained13.3 %。