Zhengzhou and Economic Trends

Zhengzhou is the capital and largest city of Henan Province in the central part of the of China, and it serves as the province’s political, economic, cultural, financial, scientific and educational center. The city covers 7,446 km2 and has a population of 12.6 million. Zhengzhou has jurisdiction over 6 urban districts, 5 county-level cities and 1 county.


Zhengzhou has grown into a trade and logistics center in Central China and made it to the list of National Central Cities. It holds a prominent position among China’s integrated transportation hubs and is one of inland China’s main cities along the Belt and Road.

It is one of the few cities in China that are located at the junction of many national highways and expressways. it is the largest railway container center in China and has the largest train fleet in Asia.


Zhengzhou is attracting more and more domestic and international investments due to its strategic location along China's rail, road, and aviation transport networks, transforming the city into one of the largest economic centers in China. Zhengzhou’s GDP reached 1,269 billion RMB in 2021 with an increase over previous year of 4.7%. The city’s overall per capita disposable income increased in 2021 to 25,301 RMB.


In 2021, the total import and export volume reached 589 billion RMB, an increase of 19.1% compared to the previous year.


Main Sectors in Zhengzhou

  • New materials

  • Biology and Medicine

  • Automotive

  • Equipment Manufacturing


Main Industrial Areas in Zhengzhou

  • Zhengzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone

  • Zhengzhou High-tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Zhengzhou Xinzheng Comprehensive Bonded Zone



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