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Harbin (Heilongjiang) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)53,796
Population (million)9.61
GDP (RMB billion)575.1
GDP Per Capita (RMB)59,027
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry11.7%
     Secondary Industry32.4%
     Tertiary Industry55.9%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)339.5
Utilised FDI (USD million)2,827.1
Exports (USD million)2,316.8
Imports (USD million)2,414.9

Source: Heilongjiang Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Harbin, the provincial capital, is located in the Harbin-Daqing-Qiqihar Industrial Corridor. Being the political, economic, scientific and cultural centre of the Province, as well as an important industrial base of the nation, Harbin has the largest economy in Heilongjiang.

Harbin is dubbed the “Oriental Moscow” or “Oriental Paris” because of the architecture in the city. It is also known as “Ice City” for its longest and coldest winter in China.

Harbin is designated as a national hub in MOFCOM’s development plan (2015-2020) of distributive trade and logistics. The Harbin Peace International Airport offers regular flights to Hong Kong and other mainland cities. Harbin is also easily accessible by train and highways.

The industry sector accounted for 23% of the GDP in 2015. Major industries include equipment manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food processing and petrochemicals.

Harbin is famous for tourism which constitutes a significant part to the city’s service sector. Tourism attractions include “Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival”, one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals and Kitaiskaia St.

Major Industrial Parks / Development Zones

1. Harbin Economic & Technological Development Zone (state-level)

Target industries: Automobiles and auto parts, medicine, food, electronics, textiles

Major investors: Microsoft, IBM, Google, Amazon, Coca Cola, Pepsi

Website: www.kfq.gov.cn/index.htm

2. Harbin High & New Technology Industrial Development Zone (state-level)

Target industries: Opto-electro-mechanical, biotechnology, medicine, electronics and information technology

Website: www.kaifaqu.com.cn

3. Harbin Limin Economic & Technological Development Zone (state-level) (哈爾濱利民經濟開發區)

Target industries: Bio-pharmaceuticals, food processing


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