4 Nov 2016
Jingzhou (Hubei) City Information
|Major Economic Indicators (2015)|
|Land Area (km2)||14,067|
|GDP (RMB billion)||159.1|
|GDP Per Capita (RMB)||27,781|
|Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)||94.6|
|Utilised FDI (USD million)||133|
|Exports (USD million)||1,061|
|Imports (USD million)||147|
Source: Hubei Statistical Yearbook 2016
Jingzhou, reputedly the cradle of Chu Culture, is located in the mid-southern part of the Hubei Province, on the banks of the Yangtze River.
Transportation in Jingzhou is convenient, it is designated as a regional hub in MOFCOM’s development plan (2015-2020) of distributive trade and logistics. A number of highways and railways, including the Jiaozuo-Liuzhou Railway and the Jingmen-Shashi Railway, connect the city with other cities throughout China. Jingzhou is also easily accessible by air. Yichang Sanxia International Airport and Shashi Airport are within an hour drive from Jingzhou's downtown area.
Jingzhou has a rather significant agricultural sector which made up 22% of its GDP. Jingzhou is famed as a land of fish and rice in Hubei.
The largest contributor to the economy is the industry sector. Pillar industries include food processing, garment and textiles and chemical products. Leading enterprise is Sanonda, a Chinese fertiliser and pesticide maker. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary under China National Agrochemical Corp.
Jingzhou has attracted Phillips, a world-leading electronic appliance maker and supplier, to launch its first lamp production line in Jingzhou in 1995.
Major Industrial Park / Development Zone
Jingzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone (state-level)
Target industries: Textiles and garments, bio-pharmaceuticals, electric machine, chemicals, agricultural product processing
Major investors: Sanonda, Reckitt Benckiser, Hanc New Technology, Sancaitang Chemical Technology, AODA Textile, Yuemei Group, Daming Aquatic Science Technology, Jingzhou Yongkang Biotechnology Co Ltd