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Hohhot (Inner Mongolia) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)17,224
Population (million)3.06
GDP (RMB billion)309.05
GDP Per Capita (RMB)101,492
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry4.1%
     Secondary Industry28.1%
     Tertiary Industry67.9%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)135.35
Exports (USD million)1,248
Imports (USD million)824

Source: Inner Mongolia Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

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 a national hub in MOFCOM’s development plan (2015-2020) of distributive trade and logistics. 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.

The industry sector accounted for 22% of the GDP in 2015. 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.

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

Website: www.hetdz.gov.cn


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