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Diqing (Yunnan) Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)23,870
Population (million)0.41
GDP (RMB billion)16.11
GDP Per Capita (RMB)39,543
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry6.7%
     Secondary Industry35.0%
     Tertiary Industry58.3%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)4.15
Utilised FDI (USD million)48
Exports (USD million)1
Imports (USD million)N.A.

Source: Yunnan Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Diqing Autonomous Prefecture is located in the northwestern part of the Yunnan Province. It is accessible by highways and air. The Shangri-La Airport, located in the prefecture, operates scheduled flights to major domestic cities such as Kunming, Chengdu, Lhasa, Beijing, and Shanghai.

The service sector is the largest economic contributor to Diqing, accounting for 58% of the GDP in 2015. Tourism is an important pillar of the service sector. Shangri-La is the most popular tourist spot in Diqing.


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