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Shiyan (Hubei) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)23,680
Population (million)3.38
GDP (RMB billion)130.01
GDP Per Capita (RMB)38,490
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry12.1%
     Secondary Industry48.9%
     Tertiary Industry39.0%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)63.9
Utilised FDI (USD million)238
Exports (USD million)639
Imports (USD million)21

Source: Hubei Statistical Yearbook 2016


General Introduction

Shiyan is seated in the northwestern part of the Hubei Province.

The transportation infrastructure is well established. The Xiangfan-Chongqing Railway runs through the city, connecting Shiyan with Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Zhengzhou and other cities. While State highways intersect in the city, Xiangfan Liuji Airport and Laohekou Airport are located less than 150 km from Shiyan.

Shiyan is a famous auto production base in China. Dongfeng Motor, one of the leading automakers in China, is headquartered in the city. Shiyan’s auto production cluster includes Dongfeng Motor, Dongfeng Industrial, Dongfeng Yu An, Double Star (Dongfeng) Tires and Hubei Sitom.

Other major industries in Shiyan include pharmaceuticals, textiles, metallurgy, electricity production and supply and chemicals. Hubei Wudangshan Bio-Pharmaceuticals and Shiyan Kangdi Pharmaceuticals of Wuhan Jianmin Pharmaceutical Group are the leading pharmaceutical makers in Shiyan.

Tourism is a pillar of the service sector in Shiyan. Shiyan is surrounded by diverse historical sites and beautiful natural scenery. Wudang Mountain, a famous Taoism mountain, is located in Shiyan. The ancient building complex of Wudang Mountain has been included in the list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Major Industrial Park / Development Zone

Shiyan Economic and Technological Development Zone (state-level)

Target industries: Automobiles and auto parts

Major investors: Dongfeng Passenger Car Chassis Co Ltd, Dongfeng Special Auto Co Ltd, Hubei Huaxia Hongye Auto Parts, Hubei Wanlianda Auto Parts

Website: www.sygxq.gov.cn

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