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Laiwu (Shandong) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)2,246
Population (million)1.36
GDP (RMB billion)66.6
GDP Per Capita (RMB)49,377
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry7.9%
     Secondary Industry51.7%
     Tertiary Industry40.4%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)32.1
Utilised FDI (USD million)135
Exports (USD million)984
Imports (USD million)913

Source: Shandong Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Laiwu is located in the central part of the Shandong Province. It is connected with other major cities by a number of highways, including the Bejing-Fuzhou Highway and the Beijing-Shanghai Highway.

Laiwu has plentiful natural resources, such as fresh water and minerals. It is also rich in iron ore, gold, copper and lime.

Industry is the economic driver to the city, accounting for 46% of the GDP in 2015. Due to the abundant mineral resources, Laiwu's pillar industry is steel and iron, metallurgy. Other major industries include pharmaceuticals, food processing, textiles, construction materials and petrochemicals. Leading industrial enterprises in the city include Laigang Group, Taishan Steel and Iron Group and Wanxing Group.


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