14 Feb 2017
Zhongwei (Ningxia) City Information
|Major Economic Indicators (2015)|
|Land Area (km2)||14,755|
|GDP (RMB billion)||31.7|
|GDP Per Capita (RMB)||27,857|
|Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)||6.06|
|Utilised FDI (USD million)||N.A.|
|Exports (USD million)||129.2|
|Imports (USD million)|
Source: Ningxia Statistical Yearbook 2016
Zhongwei, a desert oasis, is located in the central part of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Transportation is convenient. Zhongwei Airport offers flights to major cities including Beijing, Yinchuan, Xi'an, and Lanzhou. The Baotou-Lanzhou Railway and the Zhongwei-Baoji Railway also run across the city.
Zhongwei is rich in mineral resources such as gypsum, silica, coal, clay and limestone that support industry development in the city. The industrial sector accounted for 31% of the GDP in 2015, major industries include chemicals, non-metallic products, ferrous metallurgy, nonferrous metallurgy and electricity. Major products are cements, iron and steel.
Tourism is an important part of the service sector. An AAAAA state level scenery spot, Shapotou Tourism and Scenic Desert Area, is located in Zhongwei.