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Jinan (Shandong) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)8,177
Population (million)7.13
GDP (RMB billion)610.02
GDP Per Capita (RMB)85,919
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry5.0%
     Secondary Industry37.8%
     Tertiary Industry57.2%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)341.03
Utilised FDI (USD million)1,579
Exports (USD million)5,996
Imports (USD million)3,916

Source: Shandong Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Jinan is the provincial capital. It is also a regional hub reaching out to the Yangtze River Delta and Bohai Rim Region.

Jinan is designated as a national hub in MOFCOM’s development plan (2015-2020) of distributive trade and logistics. Three railways intersect in Jinan, namely, the Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Jinan-Qingdao Railway and Jinan-Handan Railway, making the city easily accessible. The Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport operates flights domestically and internationally.

Jinan ranked the 30th most competitive city in China according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2016.

Jinan has rich limestone resources and has an abundance of coal and iron.

Industry accounted for 30% of the GDP in 2015. Six pillar industries of Jinan include electronics, food processing and pharmaceuticals, machinery, petrochemicals, transportation equipment, and metallurgy. The China National Heavy Duty Truck Group (CNHDT or Sinotruk) based in Jinan is one of the largest heavy truck manufacturers in China.

Jinan has a fast growing modern service sector including finance, research, information technology and education. Inspur Group, one of the largest enterprises in the city's electronics and IT industry, has set up its headquarters in Jinan.

Tourism also has a significant contribution to Jinan’s economy. Major tourist attractions include the Baotu Spring Daming Lake and the Thousand Buddha Mountain.

Major Industrial Parks / Development Zones

1. Jinan High-tech Industrial Development Zone (including Jinan Export Processing Zone)

Target industries: Automobiles, information technology, food processing, pharmaceuticals and machinery

Major investors: LG, SK, Panasonic, Suzuki, NEC, Siemens, Pepsi, Sinotruk, Geely Automobile, Inspur Group

Website: www.jctp.gov.cn

2. Ming Shui Economic and Technological Development Zone (state-level) (明水經濟技術開發區)

Target industries: Automobiles and auto parts, machinery equipment, food and beverage

Major investors: SQ Group (聖泉集團), Mingquan Chemical Industry Co Ltd (明泉化工), Riyue Chemical Technology Co Ltd (日月化工), Coca Cola, Wahaha, MasterKong

Website: www.sdms.gov.cn/index.html


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