Investing in Jilin

Jilin is located in northeast China. Its capital and largest city is Changchun. This province is known for its development of heavy industries, especially the automotive industry. Other key industries include petrochemicals and rail transport vehicles. Jilin is known as a leading producer of wheat, corn, and cereals. The province of Jilin covers a total surface area of 27,166 km2 with a population of 24 million inhabitants.


Local authority data shows that Jilin province recorded total exports of USD 4 billion and total imports of USD 14 billion, with 4,018 established foreign investment companies. In addition to an average urban salary of USD 10,357.


In terms of GDP among the provinces in China, Jilin ranked 26th, reaching USD 178 billion in 2020 and USD 168 billion in 2019 with a GDP per capita of USD 6,630. Along with GDP growth of +3.0% in 2019 and +2.4% in 2020.

Main Economic Centers (GDP) in Jilin

  • Changchun (USD 96 billion)

  • Jilin (USD 21 billion)

  • Siping (USD 11 billion)

  • Songyuan (USD 8 billion)

  • Tonghua (USD 7 billion)

Main Sectors in Jilin

  • Automotive

  • Chemical

  • Agricultural products

  • Medicines

Main Industrial Areas in Jilin

  • Changchun Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Changchun Automobile Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Jilin Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Siping Hongzui Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Songyuan Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Changchun Jingyue High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Changchun High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Jilin High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Tonghua Pharmaceutical High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Changchun Xinglong Comprehensive Bonded Zone

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