Economy

Last updated on Apr 1, 2012


Statistics of 2010

(latest available)

Regional GDP: 916.9 billion yuan;
General budget revenue: 90.06 billion yuan; General budget expense: 82.08 billion yuan;
Society fixed-asset investment: 361.78 billion yuan;
Total retail sales of consumer goods: 240.59 billion yuan;
Total import and export: USD$ 274.08 billion yuan;

Investment actually used: USD$ 8,535 billion yuan; 138 Fortune Top 500 Enterprises have established sites in Suzhou. Balance of saving of domestic and foreign currencies: 1422.549 billion yuan; Balance of domestic and foreign currencies: 1083.162 billion yuan.

 

Economy development zones

- National-Level EDZ-Suzhou Industrial Park

Established in February 1994 with approval of the State Council, Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) is a cooperative project of priority of the Chinese and Singaporean governments. The goal of SIP construction is “becoming a hi-tech industrial park with international competitive edge and a modern, gardened and internationalized urban area of Suzhou”.

- National Level EDZ-Suzhou New and Hi-tech District

Suzhou New and Hi-tech District was approved by the State Council in November 1992 as the National New and Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone. It is one of the first industrial parks opening to APEC economies, one of the first National Demonstrative Zones of ISO 14000 and an export base of new and hi-tech products manufactured in national new and hi-tech industrial development zone.


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