Preeminent results seen from Chengdu-Chongqing integrated development|Updated: 2023-12-12


The Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle and Integrated Development Forum occurs in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality on Dec 9. [Photo/Liangjiang New Area]

The Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle and integrated development index report (2022-23) was released at the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle and Integrated Development Forum, held in Chongqing on Dec 9.

According to the report, the integrated development index of the economic circle last year reached 113.2, 6.1 points higher than that in 2021, demonstrating strong resilience and vitality.

From 2019 to 2022, the economic aggregate of the Chengdu-Chongqing region rose from 6.3 trillion yuan ($878.22 billion) to 7.8 trillion yuan, with its per capita GDP growing steadily, from 66,000 yuan to 79,000 yuan.

Over the same period, the region's permanent resident population surged from 96 million to 98.75 million. From January to September this year alone, more than 200 million people flow between Chengdu and Chongqing.

By 2022, the Chengdu-Chongqing total financing volume accounted for 7.2 percent of that in China, and the gross investment of Chongqing- and Chengdu-based enterprises in the two places stood at 10.87 billion yuan.

The Chengdu-Chongqing electronic information and advanced manufacturing industrial cluster has become China's first cross-provincial advanced manufacturing industrial cluster, with its scale exceeding 1.68 trillion yuan last year, contributing 10.9 percent of the country's total.

The region's exports and imports increased from 0.74 trillion yuan to 1.82 trillion yuan.

Last year, the total retail sales of the economic circle topped 3.45 trillion yuan, featuring a robust regional consumption market. 

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