GDP: 557.8 billion (US$67.47 billion) in 2001.
GDP growth rate: 8.7 percent.
Average GDP per capita: 7,663 yuan (US$927) in 2000.
GDP ratio (1st, 2nd and tertiary industries): 16.1: 50:33.9
Poverty alleviation plan:
At the end of 2000, there were 2.43 million people in rural areas who still need to be further supported by the local government.
The poverty alleviation and development program is to be worked out and executed under the unified guidance of the provincial government based on the programs submitted by township and county governments. The general goal in the coming 10 years is to relieve those people in poverty-stricken areas, helping them to lead a well-fed and warmly clothed life, and to further consolidate the achievements made in those areas where clothing and food problems have been basically solved, so as to attain the final goal of achieving a stable and comfortable life.
Revenues: 44.87 billion yuan (US$5.43 billion) in 2001.
Industrial added value: 224.67 billion yuan (US$27.18 billion).
The province has established economic and trade relations with 170 countries and regions. The number of the countries and regions to which the products were exported from the province worth more than 10 million yuan (US$1.2 million) has reached 35. Various cities have established friendly relations with 47 cities of 17 foreign countries. Nearly 60 non-trading enterprises have made investment or set up factories in almost 30 countries and regions respectively.
By 2000, the province had utilized progressively a total of US$10 billion of foreign funding; 2,579 foreign funded enterprises have been set up. The foreign invested projects involve energy resource development, communications, telecommunications, raw materials, light and textile industries, machinery, electronics, garments, and farming and sideline product processing as well as service, tourism, city utilities, and real estate and property development. Foreign investors came from about 80 countries and regions, including 26 of the world’s top 500 trans-national firms.
Pillar industries: Chemicals (pharmaceuticals), metallurgy, building materials, machinery and foodstuff.