10 Jan 2017
Changde (Hunan) City Information
|Major Economic Indicators (2015)|
|Land Area (km2)||18,189.8|
|GDP (RMB billion)||270.9|
|GDP Per Capita (RMB)||46,408|
|Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)||94.5|
|Utilised FDI (USD million)||741.2|
|Exports (USD million)||576.9|
|Imports (USD million)||202.9|
Source: Hunan Statistical Yearbook 2016
Changde is seated in the northern part of the Hunan Province. It has efficient transportation network. The Changsha-Changde Expressway, State Highway 319 and State Highway 207 connect the city with other major cities throughout China. Changde Taohuayuan Airport also provides regular flights to major cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
Changde is an important crop and cotton production base in the Hunan Province. Major crops include rice and rapeseeds.
The industry sector is the major economic booster of Changde, accounting for 41% of the GDP in 2015. Attracted by abundant agricultural resources, food and textiles industries have been well developed. Other pillar industries include machinery, tobacco, aluminium and construction materials.
Major Industrial Park / Development Zone
Changde Economic and Technological Development Area (state-level)
Target industries: Paper making, food processing, textiles, new materials, mechatronics, pharmaceuticals