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GDP: 175 billion yuan (US$21.17 billion)

GDP growth rate: 9%. The first industry increased by 2.2%, second industry by 11.8%, and the tertiary industry by 9%.

Poverty alleviation plan:

A total of 1 billion yuan (US$120.77 million) were allocated. The sum helped 320,000 peasants to have adequate food and clothing, eased the shortage of drinking water for 350,000 rural residents and provided 15 townships with access to highways.

Both urban and rural residents saw increase in their income. The per capita disposable income of urban residents in 2001 was 6,721 yuan (US$812), up by 7.1 percent from the previous year. The per capita net income of rural residents was 1,971 yuan (US$238), up by 4.2 percent. The system for ensuring a minimum standard of living has covered all urban residents, and urban medical insurance system has extended to cover 500,000 people. About 60,000 laid-offs from the state-owned enterprises have been re-employed, and 80,000 unemployed urban residents found jobs. The registered rate of unemployment in urban areas was 3.9 percent.

Revenues: 12.64 billion yuan (US$1.52 billion)

Industrial output value and growth rate:

The industrial sector yielded added value of 57.7 billion yuan (US$6.97 billion) in 2001, up by 11.2 percent from the previous year. The high-tech industries yielded a total output value of 24 billion yuan (US$2.9 billion), accounting for 14.5 percent of the total industrial output value. The output value of such pillar industries as auto and motorcycle production, chemical industry, medicine and building materials accounted for more than half of the total industrial output value.

Agricultural output value and growth rate:

The year 2001 witnessed a total grain production of 10.35 million tons. The total added value of agriculture stood at 29.3 billion yuan (US$3.54 billion), up by 2.2 percent from the previous year. The rural industries yielded total added value of 27.4 billion yuan (US$3.31 billion), the annual growth rate being 18.1 percent.

Foreign trade:

The import and export value of Chongqing totaled US$1.83 billion in 2001. Of the figure, US$1.1 billion were from exports, an increase of 10.8 percent than the previous year.

Foreign investment:

In 2001, Chongqing actually used US$424 million of foreign investment of which US$256 million were direct foreign investment.

Pillar industries: Mechanical industry centering on automobiles and motorcycles production, chemical industry focusing on natural gas and medicines, and metallurgical industry represented by the production of quality steel and aluminum products.

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