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Karamay (Kelamayi) (Xinjiang) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)8,654
Population (million)0.3
GDP (RMB billion)62.9
GDP Per Capita (RMB)131,014
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry0.8%
     Secondary Industry65.2%
     Tertiary Industry34.0%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)5.9
Utilised FDI (USD million)N.A.
Exports (USD million)59.2
Imports (USD million)36.1

Source: Xinjiang Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Karamay is located in the northwestern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at the southern foot of the Jayer Mountain.

Karamay is rich in mineral resources. It is one of the earliest and largest oilfields in China.

Transportation in Karamay is convenient. State Highway 217 (Altay to Kuche) runs through the city. Karamay Airport operates daily flights to Urumqi.

Karamay is the third largest industrial centre in Xinjiang, specialising in the petroleum and petrochemicals industries.


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