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Tonghua (Jilin) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)15,612
Population (million)2.21
GDP (RMB billion)100.1
GDP Per Capita (RMB)45,171
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry9.2%
     Secondary Industry51.1%
     Tertiary Industry39.6%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)48.3
Utilised FDI (USD million)57.4
Exports (USD million)N.A.
Imports (USD million)N.A.

Source: Jilin Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Tonghua is located in the southeastern part of the Jilin Province. Numerous railways and highways run through the city and extend to most major cities in China.

Tonghua is rich in natural resources, in particular traditional Chinese herbal medicinal plants. Its ginseng output contributes almost one third of the country's total. It is also one of the major timber-producing areas in China.

The industry sector accounted for 45% of the GDP in 2015. Three pillar industries are pharmaceuticals, metallurgy and food processing.

Leading enterprises include Tonghua Dongbao Pharmaceutical which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Tonghua Golden-Horse Pharmaceutical Industry Co. which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.


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