Sichuan Business Information
Population 80,418,200
GDP (USD) 244 B
USD:RMB Exchange Rate 1:6.5
Average Mfg Employee Wage (per month) 1,400 RMB
Average Industrial Facility Cost (per month) 21.4 RMB/m2
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Sichuan Manufacturing & Investment Information

Due to its strong agriculture and manufacturing economy, Sichuan is known as “the province of abundance.”  Although Sichuan’s most important industry is agriculture, it also has strong presence in a variety of heavy and light industries. Sichuan is quickly becoming Western China’s most prominent center for industry and foreign investment.  Sichuan is encouraging investment and advancement for hi-tech industrial production as well as auto and a plethora of other industries.  With its large population and interest in expanding its manufacturing presence, Sichuan presents itself as a viable investment option.  Sichuan has a large potential workforce and inexpensive facility costs. More than 125 Fortune 500 companies including Intel, Sony, UPS, Kingfisher, and Sanyo invest in Sichuan.

Major Cities in Sichuan Sichuan’s Main Industries
  • Chengdu
  • Mianyang
  • Deyang
  • Yibin
  • Dazhou
  • Agriculture
  • Metallurgy
  • Logistics
  • Coal
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing

Sichuan & Foreign Investment

In 2008 it generated a GDP of USD 183 billion.  By 2010, Sichuan’s GDP had risen to USD 244 billion.  In 2008, the utilized FDI was  USD 3 billion and in 2010 it rose to USD 3.5898 billion. Sichuan has 41 development zones and 75 universities, enrolling over 775,000 students, help to make it a fertile ground for future growth.

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