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Dingxi (Gansu) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)20,300
Population (million)2.78
GDP (RMB billion)30.49
GDP Per Capita (RMB)10,987
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry25.2%
     Secondary Industry21.8%
     Tertiary Industry53.0%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)10.7
Utilised FDI (USD million)N.A.
Exports (USD million)184.2
Imports (USD million)100.9

Source: Gansu Development Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Dingxi is located in the middle part of the Gansu Province, in the upper reaches of the Yellow River. Transportation is convenient in Dingxi. Highways intersect in the city. The Lianyungang-Lanzhou Railway (the new Asia-Europe land bridge) runs through the city and connects the city with major cities such as Zhengzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou and Xi'an.

Dingxi has a significant agricultural sector, it is famous as a city of potatoes, herbs (angelica) and horse bean. It is also rich in mineral resources, such as andalusite and marble.

Pillar industries in the city include aluminum processing, chemicals, equipment manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Major production includes traditional herbal medicines. Leading enterprises in Dingxi are Chinalco Northwestern Aluminum Fabrication Plant, Gansu Longxi Kaihua Chemicals, and Dingxi Fuzheng Pharmaceuticals. The industry sector accounted for 12% of the GDP in 2015.

Major Industrial Park / Development Zone

Gansu Dingxi Economic Development Zone

Target industries: Agricultural processing, new materials and energy, modern pharmaceuticals, equipment manufacturing, construction materials


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