Investing in Anhui

The Province of Anhui is linked between Western and Eastern regions. Located in East China and part of the Yangtze Economic Belt, Anhui is a well-known hub for the Belt Road Initiative. Hefei is the capital and the largest city of the province. With a population of 61 million inhabitants covering a total surface area of 140,200 km2, Anhui ranks as the eighth-most populous province in China.


Local authority data shows that Anhui Province recorded total exports of USD 46 billion and total imports of USD 33 billion, with 6,600 established foreign investment companies. In addition to an average urban salary of USD 11,240.


In terms of GDP among the provinces in China, Anhui ranked 11th, reaching USD 561 billion in 2020 and USD 533 billion in 2019, with a GDP per capita of USD 8,805. Along with GDP growth of +7.5% in 2019 and +3.9% in 2020.


Main Economic Centers (GDP) in Anhui

  • Hefei (USD 146 billion)

  • Wuhu (USD 69 billion)

  • Chuzhou (USD 44 billion)

  • Fuyang (USD 41 billion)

  • Anqing (USD 36 billion)


Main Sectors in Anhui

  • Electric vehicles

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Appliances

  • New materials


Main Industrial Areas in Anhui

  • Anhui Pilot Free Trade Zone

  • Hefei High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Maanshan Cihu High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Wuhu High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Hefei Comprehensive Bonded Zone

  • Wuhu Comprehensive Bonded Zone

  • Wuhu Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Hefei Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Anqing Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Chuzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Tongling Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Tongcheng Economic and Technological Development Zone


(Anhui) Pilot Free Trade Zone

Established in 2020 and Development area in the Yangtze River Delta, with the purpose to promote in-depth integration of scientific and technological innovation and the development of the real economy, and advanced manufacturing and strategic emerging industries in the Yangtze River Delta.


The target industries are high-end technologies, integrated circuits, artificial intelligence (AI), fintech, smart cars, appliances, international logistics, new energy, new materials. Besides, the functional areas include the Hefei area (64.9 sq. km), Wuhu area (35.0 sq. km), and Bengbu area (19.9 sq. km).


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