Located in the Wei River Valley at the foot of the Qinling mountain range, Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi Province. Once considered one of the four great ancient capitals of China, modern Xi’an is the most industrialized and developed city in northwestern China and is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Xi’an is one of the PRC’s ten largest cities and has the 39th highest per capita GDP in the country. Xi’an imports more goods from the United States than any other country— 29% of the city’s imports come from the United States.
In the last five years, Shaanxi Province’s transportation infrastructure has been upgraded to improve transport flow and distribution logistics. These upgrades have led Shaanxi to become one of central China’s key transportation hubs. As a result of these improvements, Shaanxi has become the largest hub on the new Europe-Asia land route. In 2008, despite the global recession, Xi’an registered a 15.6% growth in GDP, reaching US $32.21 billion.
Xi’an is a leading producer of electronics, machinery, textiles, meters & instruments, aircraft, chemical products, pharmaceuticals, building materials, and food products. Other key industries include defense hardware, power transformers, electronics and automobiles. In recent years, Xi’an has also become an IT powerhouse for the region and also a growing hub for the development for renewable energy. Recently, US firm Applied Materials has built a solar-power research development center that represents a US $300 million investment.
o Xi’an High-Tech Industrial Development Zones
o Xi’an National Economic and Technological Development Zone(XETDZ)
The Commercial Service and its partner, the China Council for Promotion of International Trade, are constantly developing new trade leads. To search for leads in Xi'an and the north China region, visit our trade leads database.
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