Investing in Inner Mongolia

Located in the utmost North of China, Inner Mongolia is an autonomous region with a very high endowment of natural resources, including minerals, vast deposits of rare earths, and coal. These natural characteristics have led to the development of a strong steel, mining and electricity industries. Further, cattle farming and related industries are highly important. The Autonomous Region has 24 million inhabitants and extends over an area of 1,183,000 km2; its capital is Hohhot.


Local authority data shows that Inner Mongolia recorded total exports of USD 5 billion and total imports of USD 9 billion, with 3,511 established foreign investment companies. In addition to an average urban salary of USD 11,158.


In terms of GDP, Inner Mongolia ranks 22nd in China, reaching USD 251 billion in 2020 and USD 247 billion in 2019 with a GDP per capita of USD 9,906. Along with GDP growth of +5.2% in 2019 and +0.2% in 2020.


Main Economic Centers (GDP) in Inner Mongolia

  • Ordos (USD 55 billion)

  • Baotou (USD 43 billion)

  • Hohhot (USD 42 billion)

  • Chifeng (USD 23 billion)

  • Tongliao (USD 19 billion)


Main Sectors in Inner Mongolia

  • Agricultural products

  • Raw materials

  • Electricity

  • Steel industry


Main Industrial Areas in Inner Mongolia

  • Hohhot Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Hulunbuir Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Bayannaoer Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Hohhot Jinshan High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Baotou Rare Earth High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Ordos High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Hohhot Export Processing Zone

  • Ordos Comprehensive Bonded Zone

  • Manzhouli Comprehensive Bonded Zone

  • Manzhouli Border Economic Cooperation Zone

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