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Jingzhou (Hubei) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)14,067
Population (million)5.71
GDP (RMB billion)159.1
GDP Per Capita (RMB)27,781
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry22.2%
     Secondary Industry43.7%
     Tertiary Industry34.1%
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

 

General Introduction

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)
(荊州經濟技術開發區)

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

Website: www.jing-zhou.gov.cn

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