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Bortala (Xinjiang) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)24,934
Population (million)0.48
GDP (RMB billion)28.7
GDP Per Capita (RMB)59,641
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry22.1%
     Secondary Industry28.5%
     Tertiary Industry49.4%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)3.9
Utilised FDI (USD million)N.A.
Exports (USD million)1,886.8
Imports (USD million)288.2

Source: Xinjiang Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture is located in the northwestern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Bortala is designated as a regional hub in MOFCOM’s development plan (2015-2020) of distributive trade and logistics. State Highway 312 (from Shanghai to Yining) runs through the prefecture. Alashankou Land Port, located in Bortala, is a national category-1 port on the new Eurasia Land Bridge, making the prefecture an important trading base between China and Central Asian countries.

Industry accounted for 18% of the GDP in 2015, major industries include leather manufacturing, building materials and agricultural products processing.


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