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Manufacturing in China: City Guide- Jinhua

By Jesus David Cano Romano
August 3, 2016
manufacturing in China: Jinhua

Manufacturing in China offers thousands of opportunities. Knowing its cities better can help making the right choice of supplier with experience in your specific field of production.
China 2 West has sales and support offices around the world and multiple quality control and engineering locations within China, predominantly positioned close to manufacturing hubs. We want to provide a short introduction of the Chinese cities we’re operating in and show the city’s specializations of production.

Jinhua is located in Zhejiang Province near Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Taizou, Lishui and Ouzhou. It’s known as Commodity City, as it’s the largest commodity market in China. Jinhua is located in Yiwu, a county level city of Jinhua. Jinhua is a transport hub in Zhejiang Province. The port handled 809.78 million tons of cargo in 2013, and was ranked the largest port in mainland China for cargo throughput in 2013. It covers an area of almost 11,000 square kilometer and has a population of 5,4 million inhabitants. Jinhua has 3 major development zones, including Zhejiang Quzhou Hi-Tech Park, Zhejiang Zhoushan Economic Development Zone and Zhejiang Donggang Economic Development Zone.

Jinhua’s pillar industries are transportation equipment manufacturing, arts and crafts, electrical machine manufacturing, metal products, chemicals and textiles. Other specializations available are automobiles and auto parts, information technology, food processing and bio-pharmaceuticals.

The city’s GDP accounts to 320 billion RMB, which amounts to a per capita GDP of 67,654 RMB. Exports in Jinhua are 39,671 and imports 1,816, which gives a trade balance of 37,801 million $. Foreign direct investment is 278 million $.

Jinhua is a place where Venus and a star in Aquarius compete for splendor. Its history extends to 222 BC, when, during the Qin Dynasty, it was set up as a county under the jurisdiction of Shaoxing. It was named Jinhua during the Sui Dynasty in 598 and later it became a prefecture. Wu Opera, the local opera in Jinhua, has a history of over 400 years. It is well known in China for its simplicity and naturalness and its special vocal music.

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