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Kashgar (Kashi) (Xinjiang) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)137,579
Population (million)4.5
GDP (RMB billion)78.01
GDP Per Capita (RMB)17,431
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry29.1%
     Secondary Industry30.9%
     Tertiary Industry40.0%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)16.8
Utilised FDI (USD million)10.1
Exports (USD million)1,537.9
Imports (USD million)36.9

Source: Xinjiang Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Kashgar Prefecture is located in the southwestern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Kashgar is rich in natural and mineral resources such as petroleum, natural gas, jade, gold, copper, aluminum, zinc, nickel, vanadium, titanium, crystal and mica.

Kashgar is designated as a regional hub in MOFCOM’s development plan (2015-2020) of distributive trade and logistics. A number of highways run through the city. Kashgar Airport, the second largest airport in Xinjiang for passenger, operates daily flights to Urumqi.

Kashgar is the second largest agricultural base in Xinjiang. Agriculture that accounted for 29% of the GDP in 2015 produced the second largest amount of cotton in Xinjiang.

Due to the large amount of cotton output, the textile industry is the most important industry in Kashgar. Other major industry is iron and steel.


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