China's GDP by Province 2022
In 2022, China's gross domestic product (GDP) reached 121 trillion yuan, which is a 3 per cent increase from the previous year, according to data collected from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
All 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities in Mainland China have released their GDP data for 2022, among them 16 provinces reported growth above the national rate of 3 per cent, and eight provinces exceeded their total GDP of 5 trillion yuan. Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Shandong, each take place as the top provinces by total value of GDP in 2022. While in terms of GDP growth rate in 2022 the highest provinces were Fujian, Jiangxi, and Hunan.
With the reference to the provinces that registered the largest GDP in 2022, Guangdong, located in the southern part of China, remains the highest GDP among all Chinese provinces, reaching 12.9 trillion yuan. In 2022, its GDP came in at over 12.9 trillion yuan, up by 1.9 per cent year-on-year. The total value of the province's international trade, which accounts for almost 20 per cent of the national total, reached 8.31 trillion yuan in 2021, up 0.5 per cent, with the exports amounting to 5.33 trillion yuan and the total value of imports to 2.98 trillion yuan.
Jiangsu, also known as one of the country's major foreign trade hubs, has the second-highest GDP in the nation, reaching 12.2 trillion yuan, recording a 2.8 per cent growth in 2022. It accounted for about 10.2 per cent of China's overall economy and has been a key driver of national development. The imports and exports of the province increased by 4.8 per cent in 2022 to 5.45 trillion yuan, with the exports reaching 5.33 trillion yuan and the imports amounting to 2.98 trillion yuan.
Shandong, one of the country's major economic powerhouses, it ranked third in 2022 with a GDP of 8.7 trillion yuan, up 3.9 per cent compared to the previous year, and the province's import and export volume exceeded 3 trillion yuan in 2022.
With reference to the administrative division, Mainland China is divided into six macro-regions with different economic performances.
North China: Shanxi (4.4 per cent), Inner Mongolia (4.2 per cent), Hebei (3.8 per cent), Tianjin (1 per cent), and Beijing (0.7 per cent).
North-East China: Heilongjiang (2.7 per cent), Liaoning (2.1 per cent), and Jilin (-1.9 per cent).
North-West China: Gansu (4.5 per cent), Shaanxi (4.3 per cent), Ningxia (4 per cent), Qinghai (2.3 per cent), and Xinjiang (3.2 per cent).
Central-South China: Jiangxi (4.7 per cent), Hunan, (4.5 per cent), Hubei (4.3 per cent), Henan (3.1 per cent), Guangxi (2.9 per cent), Guangdong (1.9 per cent), and Hainan (0.2 per cent).
South-West China: Guizhou (4.5 per cent), Yunnan,(4.3 per cent), Sichuan (2.9 per cent), Chongqing (2.6 per cent), and Tibet (1.1 per cent).
East China: Fujian 4.7 per cent), Shandong (3.9 per cent), Anhui (3.5 per cent), Zhejiang (3.1 per cent), Jiangsu (2.8 per cent), and Shanghai (0.2 per cent).