13 May 2016
Chengdu (Sichuan) City Information
Major Economic Indicators (2014)
Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan province, is situated on the western edge of the Sichuan Basin. The city serves as the economic, commercial, finance, transportation and communication center of southwest China. It ranked the 32nd most competitive city in China in 2014 according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Chengdu is designated as one of the national logistics hubs in China, and has a comprehensive transportation system. The Chengdu-Chongqing Railway, the Baoji-Chengdu Railway, the Chengdu-Kunming Railway and the Chengdu-Dazhou Railway intersect in Chengdu. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport offers flight routes domestically and internationally. It ranked the fifth both in passenger and cargo throughputs in 2014 among all airports in China.
Chengdu has a service-oriented economy. Tourism is one of the pillars of Chengdu's service sector. Its tourism earnings ranked the ninth among all cities in China in 2014.
Chengdu has a rather large industrial sector that accounted for 38% of the GDP in 2014. It has eight major industries, including electronic information, food processing (including tobacco), machinery, petrochemical, metallurgy, automobiles, building materials and light industry.
Major Industrial Parks / Development Zones
1. Chengdu Economic and Technological Development Zone (state-level)
Target industries: Machinery, electronics, new building materials, pharmaceuticals, food processing
Major investors: FAW-Toyota Motor, FAW-Volkswagen Motor, Geely Motor, Cobelco Construction Machinery, Herrenknecht, Aux Group, Nanjing Automobile (Group)
2. Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone (including Chengdu Export Processing Zone) (state-level)
Target industries: Software and service outsourcing, information technology, bio-pharmaceuticals, machinery manufacturing
Major investors: Intel, AMD, Motorola, Corning, Alcatel, Oracle, Huawei Technologies, New Egg, Kingdee