GDP: In 2001, the province’s GDP was 356.1 billion yuan (US$43.07 billion), with a growth rate of 9.3 percent.
The average per capita GDP:7,697 yuan (US$931).
Poverty alleviation plan:
In 1995, there were 871,000 people in 11 counties (cities) listed as living under the poverty line. By the end of 1999, the poor population in these counties dropped to 328,000. And the total income from rural economy had grown 2.4 times. The average per capita net income of farmers increased from 761.5 in 1996 to 1,310.7 yuan (US$158.5). From 1996 to 2000, the state invested 638 million yuan (US$77.17 million) in the province to provide relief loans to poor families, which would be paid back through labor. The provincial government and local governments also invested about 319 million yuan (US$38.59 million) respectively in this relief program.
In 2001, the province’s financial revenue reached 21.36 billion yuan (US$2.58 billion), an increase of 12.8 percent compared with the preceding year.
Industrial output value:
In 2001, its industry turned out a value-added value of 176.78 billion yuan (US$21.38 billion), 9.5 percent over the preceding year.
Agricultural output value:
In 2001, the province produced 25.455 million tons of grain, 17.2 percent less than the preceding year.
In 2001, the province’s total import and export volume was US$3.38 billion, an increase of 13.3 percent over the preceding year. Foreign investment of the year was US$860 million.
The industries of Automobile, chemical, foodstuff, electronics and medicine are pillar industries of the province. In 2001, more capital was invested into machinery, petrochemical and foodstuff and the three newly emerging industries of bio-pharmacy, telecommunications and new materials. Tourism took off in the province, with a total of 27.12 million domestic visitors in the year, a growth of 10.9 percent compared with the preceding year. The income out of tourism reached 12.12 billion yuan (US$1.47 billion), a growth of 20.3 percent.
The province’s average urban disposable income was 4,913 yuan (US$594) per head in 2000, an increase of 6.9 percent compared with that of the preceding year. After deducting the price increase, the actual growth rate was 8.3 percent. The average consumptive expenditure was 3,824 yuan (US$463) per person, an increase of 9.8 percent, after deducting the price factor, the actual growth rate was 11.2 percent. In 2000, the average net income of farmers was 2,148 yuan (US$260), and the average expenditure was 1,540 yuan (US$186). The average housing floor-space was nine square meters for urban residents and 18.3 square meters for rural residents. Social welfare services developed rapidly. In 2000, 4.577 million workers had their pension insurance, among whom 1.57 million were retirees; 5.26 million others had bought their unemployment insurance.