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Hami (Xinjiang) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)142,095
Population (million)0.62
GDP (RMB billion)42.4
GDP Per Capita (RMB)68,669
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry9.3%
     Secondary Industry53.9%
     Tertiary Industry36.8%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)8.5
Utilised FDI (USD million)33.7
Exports (USD million)401.3
Imports (USD million)32.2

Source: Xinjiang Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Hami Prefecture is located in the eastern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Hami is rich in mineral resources, such as coal, oil, natural gas, iron, copper, nickel, stone, mirabilite and fulvic acid.

Hami has a convenient transportation system. State Highway 312 (Shanghai to Yining) and the Lanzhou-Urumqi Double-track Railway run through the city. Hami Airport operates daily flights to Urumqi and Xi'an.

Hami has a small but rather significant agricultural sector, accounting for 9% of the GDP in 2015. Due to the arid and sunshine climate, Hami is an important production base for cantaloupes and jujubes. The world famous Hami Melon is from Hami.

Industry is the main economic driver to the city’s economy, accounting for 36% of the GDP in 2015. Pillar industries include coal mining, ferrous metal mining, non-metal mining, non-ferrous metals mining and metallurgy, textiles and electricity.


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