The capital of Shandong Province, Jinan is home to the highest quality and variety of limestone in China. With notable reserves of iron and coal, the city has strong heavy industry base in iron, heavy duty equipment manufacturing, steel, and automotive. Electronics, transportation tools, food processing, home appliances, and bio-engineered products are also important areas of industry.

Most recently, an emphasis on technology intensive industries has allowed the city to develop into a more diversified industrial sector, and IT-related economy output continues to see very strong growth. Additionally, the high number of university graduates has spawned a significant software and animation industry.

Jinan's GDP grew 9.5% RMB481.3 billion in 2012.


Jinan Quick Facts
  • Area
    8,180 km2
  • Population:
  • Gross domestic product:
    391.08 billion RMB
  • GDP growth:
  • Fixed Asset Investment:
    198.74 billion RMB
  • Utilized Foreign Direct Investment:
    7.41 billion US$
  • Imports:
    3.36 billion US$
  • Exports:
    4.05 billion US$

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Top 5 Jinan Companies
    • Jinan Iron and Steel Co (SHA: 600022) is engaged in the smelting, processing and distribution of iron and steel. It posted RMB30.74 billion in revenues and RMB84.35 million in net profits for 2010.
    • Laiwu Steel Corp (SHA: 600102) is engaged in the manufacture and sale of pig iron, steel billets, steel ingots, coke and granulating slag and the supply of electricity and heat. It posted RMB40.29 billion in revenues and RMB123.58 million in net profits for 2010.
    • Inspur Electronic Information Industry Co (SHE: 000977) is engaged in manufacture of computers, development of software and the prevision of system integration services. It posted RMB1.08 billion in revenues and RMB34.3 million in net profits for 2010.
    • Shandong Inspur Software Co (SHA: 600756) is engaged in technology development, production and distribution of computer software and hardware. It posted RMB448.42 million in revenues and RMB30.18 million in net profits for 2010.
    • Silver Plaza Group Co (SHA: 600858) is engaged in the operation of department stores. It posted RMB8.79 billion in revenues and RMB110.92 million in net profits for 2010.

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