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Linfen (Shanxi) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)20,275
Population (million)4.44
GDP (RMB billion)116.1
GDP Per Capita (RMB)26,239
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry7.8%
     Secondary Industry48.5%
     Tertiary Industry43.6%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)57.2
Utilised FDI (USD million)156.6
Exports (USD million)166.2
Imports (USD million)135.4

Source: Shanxi Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Linfen is located in the southwestern part of the Shanxi Province. The Houma-Xi'an Railway, the Houma-Yueshan Railway and the Datong-Puzhou Railway run through the city, connecting it with other major cities in China.

Linfen has a significant industrial sector that accounted for 43% of the GDP in 2015. Benefiting from abundant coal and metal resources, coal mining and dressing, coking, metallurgy, and chemicals industries have been well-developed in the city. Taigang Group Linfen Iron & Steel is one of the largest iron and steel-related products makers in Linfen.


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