Growth rate: 12.8 percent
Rank 2011: 9
Rank 2010: 10
GDP per capita: 29,770 yuan (US$4,609)
Permanent population: 65.96 million
2011 marked the third consecutive year for Hunan Province to be ranked among the top ten provincial regions with the highest GDP. The province was ranked 10th in 2010. Its GDP per capita rose from 24,719 yuan (US$3,652) in 2010 to 29,770 yuan (US$4,609) in 2011. In 2011, Hunan registered 18,844 yuan (US$2,918) in per capita disposable income for urban households and 6,567 yuan (US$1,017) in per capita net income of rural households, an increase of 13.8 percent and 16.8 percent, respectively. Hunan's GDP in 2011 was almost equivalent to that of Greece in 2010 at US$304.87 billion, which was ranked the 32nd in the world by the World Bank.