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Lanzhou (Gansu) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)13,085.6
Population (million)3.69
GDP (RMB billion)209.6
GDP Per Capita (RMB)56,972
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry2.7%
     Secondary Industry37.3%
     Tertiary Industry60.0%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)115.2
Utilised FDI (USD million)0.82
Exports (USD million)31,293.8
Imports (USD million)3,702.3

Source: Gansu Development Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Lanzhou, capital of the Gansu Province, is a major stop on the new Eurasia landbridge that links China with Europe via Central Asia and West Asia.

Lanzhou is designated as a national hub in MOFCOM’s development plan (2015-2020) of distributive trade and logistics. It has a comprehensive transportation system of highways, railways and aviation. Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport operates regular flights to more than 40 cities domestically and internationally.

Though Lanzhou’s agricultural sector is relatively small, its production of a number of fruits, including melons, peaches and pears are famous. Lanzhou is also rich in mineral resources, such as black metals, valuable metals, rare earth and energy mines.

The industry sector accounted for 26% of the GDP in 2015. Pillar industries include non-metallic mineral products, electronics and communication equipment-manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, fine chemical products and food-processing.

Service is the largest economic sector given the importance of Lanzhou as a commercial and distribution hub in Gansu. Tourism is also a major industry in Lanzhou's service sector. In 2015, Lanzhou received over 17,400 overseas tourists, the second highest in Gansu.

Major Industrial Parks/ Development Zones

1. Lanzhou Economic and Technical Development Area

Target industries: Bio-pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, paper manufacturing, textiles and garments micro-electronics, metals and non-metallic product

Major investors: Lanzhou Huatong Technology, Gansu DS Biology and Technology, Country Garden

Website: www.lzeda.cn

2. Lanzhou National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone

Target industries: New materials, bio-pharmaceuticals, micro-electronics, advanced manufacturing technology, energy-saving and environmental

Major investors: Blue Star Cleaning, Gansu Langang Petrochemicals, Gansu Mogao Industrial Development, Gansu Yasheng Industrial (Group), Gansu Languang Science & Technology, Coca Cola, Lanzhou Minhai

Website: www.lzhtp.gov.cn


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