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Xi'an (Shaanxi) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2) 9,983
Population (million) 8.71
GDP (RMB billion) 580.1
GDP Per Capita (RMB) 66,938
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry 3.8%
     Secondary Industry 36.7%
     Tertiary Industry 59.6%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion) 340.5
Utilised FDI (USD million) 4,008.3
Exports (RMB billion) 81.99
Imports (RMB billion) 94.19

Source: Shaanxi Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Xi'an, situated in central China, is the capital city of the Shaanxi province. It is the center of the province's politics, economy and culture, and ranked the 33rd most competitive city in China in 2016 according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Xi’an is designated as a national hub in MOFCOM’s development plan (2015-2020) of distributive trade and logistics. Xi'an Railway Station is one of the eight major national railway stations. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport offers domestic and international flights routes, such as Nagoya, Moscow, Seoul and Paris.

Xi'an International Trade & Logistics Park, enjoying geographical advantage and transportation convenience, is the largest comprehensive logistics park in western China.

Xi’an has the largest industrial sector in Shaanxi. Total industrial output amounted to RMB435 billion in 2015, led by equipment manufacturing, agricultural products processing and automobile.

The service sector is the most significant part of Xi’an economy, accounting for 60% of the GDP in 2015. Tourism is a pillar business of the city's service industry.

Major Industrial Parks / Development Zones

1. Xi'an Economic and Technological Development Zone (including Xi'an Export Processing Zone (A Zone)) (state-level)

Target industries: Commercial vehicles, electricity and electronics, new materials, food and beverages

Major investors: Coca-Cola, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Rolls-Royce, ABB, Norsk Hydro, Cummins, BP, Shaanxi Heavy-duty Automobiles

Website: www.xetdz.com.cn

2. Xi'an High-tech Industrial Development Zone (including Xi'an Export Processing Zone (B Zone)) (state-level)

Target industries: Software and service-outsourcing, information technology, advanced manufacturing, bio-pharmaceuticals, automobile manufacturing

Major investors: Oracle, Emerson Electric, Huawei Technologies, ZTE, SPSS, Qimonda AG, Sybase, New Egg, Fujitsu, Kingdee

Website: www.xdz.com

3. Shaanxi National Aerospace Economic Technology Development Zone (state-level) (陜西航天經濟技術開發區)

Target industries: Civil Aerospace Industry, LED & Solar Photovoltaic Industry, Outsourcing Service

Website: www.xcaib.com.cn



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