Guiyang demographic analysis and economy overview
Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, has a total
population of that has been growing steadily from
3.4 million in 2001 to 3.6 million in 2007- a 5.9%
growth during this period of time. By the end of
2005, the population amounted to 3.5 million
including 15.4% minorities, which is made up 37
different minority groups. The rural population
constitutes to 47% of the total population.
Guiyang’s population is known for its large number
of minority groups, with Miao group being the
largest. The city covers an area of 8, 000 square
kilometers with downtown area of 2, 400 square
Below is the chart of Guiyang total population and trends from year 2001 - 2011:
Guiyang is the central economic and commercial hub
of Guizhou Province. It is China's first
experimental recycling economic eco-city approved by
the State Environmental Protection Administration.
Guiyang’s nominal GDP has doubled from 30.3 RMB
billion in 2001 to 69.4 RMB billion in 2007.
Guiyang manufactures industrial, mining, railway
equipments and automobile tires. It also produces
fertilizers, glass, paper, and other consumer goods.
The long-term objective is to turn Guiyang into a
recycling economic eco-city. Thus, one of Guiyang’s
greatest challenges would be to have a sustainable
development, balancing the benefits and costs of
environmental degradation and economic expansion.
Below is the chart of nominal GDP and trends of Guiyang city from year 2001 - 2011:
Similar to its
nominal GDP, Guiyang’s nominal GDP per capita has doubled from 9, 015 RMB in
2001 to 19, 280 in 2007. This trend would probably decelerate in the years
to come as Guiyang pushes for sustainable development. Other factors that
come into play would include: environmental concerns and population growth.
However, if Guiyang has successfully adopted the circular economy, the
non-material aspect of the standard of living of the people, especially,
with regards to having a less polluted environment, would improve
tremendously. Countries would also use Guiyang as a point for reference in
times to come.
Below is the chart of Guiyang nominal GDP per capita and trends from year 2001 - 2011:
government finance revenue is on a rising trend. The government finance
revenue has nearly tripled from 3 RMB billion in 2001 to 8 RMB billion in
2007. The largest increase occurred in 2005 with a 26% growth relative to
2004. The growth is expected to continue as increasing number of companies
is tapping on the “green” industries.
Below is the chart of Guiyang government finance revenue and trends from year 2001 - 2011:
in fixed assets of Guiyang has up from 15 RMB billion in 2001 to 50 RMB
billion in 2007, representing a 3.3 times increase over the period of six
years. Guiyang strengths lie in its minerals, energy, location and
ecological tourism. Furthermore, Guiyang is intensifying its work on reform
and opening-up constantly, expediting investment promotions by tapping on
its own advantages and overall planning capabilities. Several international
enterprises among Global 500, such as Wal-mart, Microsoft, and Kyocera have
already invested in Guiyang. And the number is expected to grow in the
Below is the chart of Guiyang total investments in fixed assets and trends from year 2001 - 2011: