11 Oct 2016
Putian (Fujian) City Information
|Major Economic Indicators (2015)|
|Land Area (km2)||4,119|
|GDP (RMB billion)||165.6|
|GDP Per Capita (RMB)||57,888|
|Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)||55.9|
|Utilised FDI (USD million)||378|
|Exports (USD million)||3,164|
|Imports (USD million)||1,630|
Source: Fujian Statistical Yearbook 2016
Putian is located in the middle of the province's coastline, facing Taiwan across the strait.
Putian has emerged as a port city with more than 30 wharfs and seaports developed in its three bay areas - Meizhou Bay, Xinghua Bay and Pinghai Bay. There have been regular container ships traveling from Xiu Yu Wharf to Hong Kong, making it possible to travel from Putian to all the wharfs in 26 countries and 41 areas by way of Hong Kong.
Land transportation is also efficient. Putain train station is connected with the national railway network and operates services to Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Nanchang and other large cities.
Putian was named the “City of Shoes”, indicating the significance of shoe manufacturing in the city. Other major industries in Putian include textile and garment, food processing, electronics, forest products processing, pharmaceuticals and medical devices manufacturing.
Tourism is a major industry in Putian's service sector and has attracted foreign capital to invest in Putian. For example, Wanda Group has operated a shopping mall while Shangri-La has operated a luxury hotel in Putian. The Meizhou Island National Holiday Resort is a state level development zone focusing on island tourism.
Major Industrial Park / Development Zone
Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone of Putian
Target industries: Electronic information, precision machinery