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Manufacturing in China: City Guide- Ningbo

By Jesus David Cano Romano
August 17, 2016
manufacturing in China- Ningbo


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.

Ningbo is located in Zhejiang province near Shanghai, Shaoxing and Taizou. It is sometimes called Yong. It has a temperate and humid climate. It has four distinct seasons and an average temperature of 16,2°C. The Hangzhou Bay Bridge, the world’s longest trans-oceanic bridge, cuts the distance from Ningbo to Shanghai from 304 km to 179  km. Ningbo covers an area almost 10 million square kilometer and has a population of roughly 7,4 million inhabitants. The city counts five major development zones: Ningbo Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone / Ningbo Export Processing Zone, Ningbo High-tech Industrial Development Zone and Ningbo Petrochemical Economic and Technological Development Zone

Ningbo’s pillar industries are petrochemicals and chemicals, IT related industry, electrical machinery, port related industry, telecom equipment manufacturing and textiles. Other specializations available are manufacturing information appliance, software, electronics, microelectronics, photovoltaic, fine machinery, modern paper making, port logistics, shipbuilding and stainless steel.

The city’s GDP accounts to 761,03 billion RMB, which amounts to a per capita GDP of 130,769 RMB. Exports in Ningbo are 73,109 and imports 31,595 , which gives a trade balance of 41,514 million dollar. Foreign direct investment is 4,025 million dollar.

Ningbo is a reowned cultural and historical city. As one of the oldest cities in China, it witnessed the rise and fall of many dynasties. It is the birthplace of the Hemudu Culture, which has over 7,000 years of history. It has been a famous port for shipping, trading and cultural exchange since the Tang and Song Dynasties.

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