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Zhaotong (Yunnan) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2)23,021
Population (million)5.43
GDP (RMB billion)70.84
GDP Per Capita (RMB)13,097
GDP Composition
     Primary Industry19.9%
     Secondary Industry43.5%
     Tertiary Industry36.6%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)21.2
Utilised FDI (USD million)4
Exports (USD million)7
Imports (USD million)N.A.

Source: Yunnan Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Zhaotong is located in the northeastern part of the Yunnan Province.

Zhaotong is accessible by air, land and water. State Highway 213 connects the city with Kunming, Chengdu and Lanzhou. Zhaotong Airport operates daily flights to Kunming and Chongqing. Chongqing and Shanghai can also be reached directly via Jinsha River waterway from Zhaotong.

Industry is a major sector accounting for 30% of the GDP in 2015. Major industries include coal mining and dressing, electricity and tobacco.

Lots of large industrial enterprises have set up production lines in Zhaotong, including Zhaotong Lead and Zinc Mine and Shanghai-listed Shuifu Chemical of Yunnan Yuntianhua Co.


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