16 Jan 2017
Liaocheng (Shandong) City Information
|Major Economic Indicators (2015)|
|Land Area (km2)||8,715|
|GDP (RMB billion)||266.4|
|GDP Per Capita (RMB)||44,743|
|Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)||106.0|
|Utilised FDI (USD million)||56.8|
|Exports (USD million)||2,537|
|Imports (USD million)||2,536|
Source: Shandong Statistical Yearbook 2016
Lying in the lower reaches of the Yellow River, Liaocheng is seated in the western part of the Shandong Province. It is accessible by a number of highways and railways, linking it with other major cities in China, such as Beijing and Jinan.
Liaocheng is dotted by lakes and is known as "the water city" in China. The Grand Canal goes through the city.
Liaocheng is rich in coal, oil, natural gas, mineral water, rock salt and limestone. Pillar industries are glass products manufacturing, petrochemicals, salt chemicals, plastic products manufacturing and textiles.
Leading firms include Shifeng Group, Shandong Xinfa Group and Shandong Tralin Paper. Large multinational firms, such as DSM from the Netherlands and Itochu from Japan, have also had presence in the city.
Major Industrial Park / Development Zone
Liaocheng Economic and Technological Development Area (state-level) (聊城經濟技術開發區)
Target industries: Telecommunication, automobiles and auto parts, machinery equipment, bio-pharmaceuticals
Major investors: Zhong Tong Bus, Rifa Textile Machinery, Shandong Huitong Goup, Liaocheng Wanhe Industry Manufacture Co, Ltd.