Gansu Business Information
Population 25,575,254
GDP (USD) 60 B
USD:RMB Exchange Rate 1:6.5
Average Mfg Employee Wage (per month) 2,441 RMB
Average Industrial Facility Cost (per month) 22.1 RMB/m2
Access to Logistics Poor

Gansu Manufacturing & Investment Information

Gansu is located in the northwestern interior of China, bordering Sichuan to the south, Sha’anxi to the east and Inner Mongolia to the north. It’s main industries: petrochemicals, metallurgy, mining, electricity production, food and beverage, and non-ferrous metals, take advantage of its rich mineral resources. Although Gansu suffers from a lack of consistent water resources, its economy continues to grow at a consistent pace.  Despite its recent growth, Gansu is still seen as one of the poorest provinces in the country.  Previous to this growth, Gansu was primarily a tourist location.

Major Cities in Gansu Gansu’s Main Industries
  • Lanzhou
  • Baiyin
  • Jiuquan
  • Qinyang
  • Wuwei
  • Petrochemicals
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining
  • Electricity Production
  • Food & Beverage
  • Non-ferrous metals

Gansu & Foreign Investment

In 2009, it generated a GDP of nearly USD 48 billion and grew in 2010 to a total USD 59.6 billion. Despite Gansu’s 33 universities and other institutions of higher education, enrolling over 230,000 undergraduates and 18,000 postgraduates, its skilled workforce is very small. Gansu is not a hub for foreign investment. In 2007, the entire province only utilized USD 171 million in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Nevertheless, it has received investment from major brands such as Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, China Grain Group, and the China National Petrol Corporation.

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