29 March 2017
Dazhou (Sichuan) City Information
|Major Economic Indicators (2015)|
|Land Area (km2)||16,582|
|GDP (RMB billion)||135.1|
|GDP Per Capita (RMB)||24,343|
|Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)||67.2|
|Utilised FDI (USD million)||N.A.|
|Exports (USD million)||334.7|
|Imports (USD million)||34.2|
Source: Sichuan Statistical Yearbook 2016
Dazhou is located in the northeast part of the Sichuan Province.
Dazhou is designated as a regional hub in MOFCOM’s development plan (2015-2020) of distributive trade and logistics. National highways and railways connect the city with other major cities in China, including Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi'an, Guiyang and Zhengzhou. Dazhou Heshi Airport operates daily flights to Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai.
Dazhou is rich in mineral and natural resources, particularly coal and natural gas. Coal mining and electricity have been developed as the major industries in the city. Other major industries include metallurgy, food and beverages, chemicals, textile and construction materials. Gross industrial output amounted to RMB99 billion in 2015.