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GDP: 223.19 billion yuan (2002)

GDP growth rate: 8.1 percent

Average GDP per capita: 5,178 yuan (2002)

GDP ratio (1st, 2nd and tertiary industries): 21.1 : 42.8 : 36.1

Industrial added value: 77.8 billion yuan in 2002, up by 9.2% over the previous year

Revenue: 20.67 billion yuan (2002)

Foreign trade

Yunnan has trade contacts with more than 70 countries and regions in the world. It mainly exports tobacco, machinery and electrical equipment, chemical and agricultural products and non-ferrous metals. In 2002 its total imports and exports reached US$2.23 billion.

Foreign investment

In 2002, the province signed direct foreign investment contracts involving US$333 million. US$112 million were actually utilized during the year.

Pillar industries

Four pillar industries involve tobacco, biology, mining and tourism.

Unemployment rate: 4% (2002)

Poverty alleviation plan

Yunnan is one of China's undeveloped provinces with more poverty-stricken counties than other province. In 1994, about 7 million people lived below the poverty line of less than an annual average income of 300 yuan per capita. They were distributed in the province's 73 counties mainly and financially supported by the central government.

With an input of 3.15 billion yuan in 2002, the absolutely poor rural population in the province has been reduced from 4.05 million in 2000 to 2.86 million.

The poverty alleviation plan includes five large projects aimed at improving infrastructure facilities. They involve soil improvement and water conservation, electric power, roads and "green belt" building. Upon the completion of the projects, the province will solve the problem of shortages of grain, water, electric power and roads and improve ecological conditions.

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