BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The output of China's tertiary industry accounted for 53.9 percent of last year's GDP, up 0.6 percentage points year on year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Friday.
The industry contributed 59.4 percent of national economic growth, NBS data showed.
Consumption's underpinning role in boosting economic growth was further reinforced, as consumer spending contributed 57.8 percent of GDP growth in 2019.
Service consumption kept booming, as the proportion of service consumption reached 45.9 percent of the per capita consumption expenditure of residents, up 1.7 percentage points from the previous year.
China made substantial progress in supply-side structural reform in 2019, with the energy consumption per unit of GDP declining 2.6 percent from one year earlier. The nation's industrial capacity utilization rate stood at 76.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage points year on year.
The vitality of market entities was further unleashed. Around 23.77 million new market entities were established last year, with an average of 20,000 new enterprises set up every day.
By the end of 2019, the total number of market entities had reached 120 million.