Chengdu’s GDP Hits RMB770.25 Bln in H1

Authors: Go Chengdu

2019-08-01

In this year's first half, Chengdu’s GDP reached RMB770.25 billion, rising 8.2% from the same period of last year at comparable price, and 1.9% higher than the national average.
In the first six months, the city's added value of the primary industry was nearly RMB19.69 billion, a year-on-year increase of 3.2%; that of the secondary industry close to RMB311.38 billion, a year-on-year increase of 7.4%; and that of the tertiary industry roughly RMB439.16 billion, a year-on-year increase of 9.0%.
Chengdu’s GDP Hits RMB770.25 Bln in H1
The city realized a total foreign trade volume of RMB261.45 billion, up 8.2% over the same period of a year ago. And the Chengdu Hi-Tech Comprehensive Bonded Zone accomplished a gross export and import volume of RMB195.07 billion, rising 29.1% year on year and topping all of its Chinese counterparts for the 15th consecutive month.
Chengdu’s GDP Hits RMB770.25 Bln in H1
During the period, the city approved the registration of 238 foreign-invested companies and realized a foreign direct investment (FDI) of US$1.06 billion, growing 12% from the same period of the previous year. In addition, 47 major projects were approved or injected with an increased foreign investment of more than US$100 billion each.
The city welcomed 110 million tourists and realized a total revenue of RMB91.61 billion from the travel industry, up 16.2% and 23.8% year on year respectively.
Chengdu’s GDP Hits RMB770.25 Bln in H1
The city hosted 432 big conventions and exhibitions, including the 100th China Food & Drinks Fair and Inaugural Park City Forum. The gross revenue from the industry reached RMB65.29 billion, up 20.6% year on year.
By the end of June, Chengdu had opened 118 international (regional) air links, including 66 direct ones. And in the first six months of this year, the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport's passenger throughput amounted to 27.34 million, up 4.7% year on year.
The Chengdu International Railway Port ran a total of 1,285 inbound and outbound cargo trains, increasing 38.9% over the same period of a year before and topping all of its peers in the country.
Since the launch of 12 new brain gain policies in July 2017, the city had attracted 288,000 young talents with a bachelor's degree or above.

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