30 May 2016
Hohhot (Inner Mongolia) City Information
Major Economic Indicators (2014)
Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is located in the middle part of the autonomous region, north of the Yellow River.
Hohhot is designated as one of the regional logistic hubs in China. It serves as an important passage and a hub-city, linking Beijing with China Northwest. Hohhot Airport flies over forty air routes to various major domestic cities, and flies two direct routes to Mongolia and Russia.
Hohhot is renowned as the “Home Town of Milk” in China, as its milk products are distributed to all major domestic markets. Hohhot ranked as the 79th most competitive city in China according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2014.
The industry sector accounted for 23% of the GDP in 2014. The city's six pillar-industries are dairy processing, electricity, electronic information, biopharmaceuticals, chemical metallurgy and machinery manufacturing. Leading enterprises include Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co (Yili), China's biggest dairy producer by sales revenue, and China Mengniu Dairy Co, the nation's second largest dairy maker in terms of sales revenue.
The Inner Mongolia Datang Electrical International Tuoketuo Power Plant, a subsidiary of the Datang International Power Generation Co Ltd, is one of the largest thermal power plants in Asia.
Tourism is an important service sector. Tourist attractions include Zhaojun’s Mausoleum and the Dazhao Temple. Hohhot ranked the 56th among all cities in terms of tourism earnings in China in 2014.
Major Industrial Park / Development Zone
Hohhot Economic and Technological Development Zone (including Hohhot Export Processing Zone)
Target industries: Dairy products and green food-processing, information technology, gold-and silver-refining and purification, new materials, bio-pharmaceuticals, textiles
Major investors: FAW-Volkswagen, Tetra Pak, Yili, TCL, Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Shares, Sanjili Rare Earth, Shuangqi Pharmaceuticals, Hohhot Viction Interior