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Commercial Service Shenyang
 

The mission of the Foreign Commercial Service in Shenyang is to assist American businesses enter and succeed in the Northeast China market. Our jurisdiction covers the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang, together representing the fastest growing region of mainland China, with a population of 110 million and a land area of 800k square kilometers.

China’s Northeast region is rich in natural resources, including coal, oil, iron ore, and timber. The region is China’s heavy industrial center for iron and steel, oil, petrochemicals, shipbuilding, machine tools, aviation, and automobile manufacturing. Encompassing one of the world’s three black earth belts, the region is also an important agricultural, animal husbandry, and forestry base for China. The Northeast is China’s largest producer of corn, soybeans, and wheat, and the production of fruit crops and aquaculture are also rising in significance.

In 2003, the central government launched the “Revitalize Northeast” initiative, offering policy and financial incentives aimed at reforming state-owned industrial enterprises and developing new industries in the region, such as information technology, food processing, and services. Since then, plans have continued to develop the Northeast as an important base for China’s manufacturing equipment, new materials and new energy sources, grain and agricultural/stock production, and technological R&D and innovation. The Northeast has also been designated an area for ecological protection, including the region’s wildlife, mountain ranges, wetlands, forests, and grasslands.

In China’s Twelfth Five Year Plan (2011-2015), which outlines key economic development goals for the country, the Northeast region was specifically mentioned in regards to continuing revival of the region’s historic industrial base. Key areas of development focus for Northeast China include:

  • Equipment manufacturing
  • Raw materials
  • Automobiles
  • Agricultural products and processing
  • Financial services
  • Logistics
  • Tourism
  • Software and IT

Other development targets include deepening the reform of state-owned enterprises, supporting the region as a strategic base of national grain production and using the region as a food security base, promoting development of the private sector and SME’s, and reforming collective corporate owned factories.

Contact Information:
Steve Green -- Principal Commercial Officer
U.S. Commercial Service, Shenyang
52 Shisi Wei Lu, Heping District, Shenyang, Liaoning, P.R.C. 110003
Phone: [86-24] 2322- 1198
Fax: [86-24] 2322-1733
Email: Office.Shenyang@trade.gov

Tap into Northeast China’s Outbound Travel & Tourism Market!

On June 28, the U.S. Consulate organized its first-ever “Direct Line to American Business” conference call with a focus on how to attract outbound travel and tourism business from northeast China. Click here to access an audio recording. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the experts!

Northeast China Statistical Data:

Year GDP (million USD) GDP growth rate

Foreign Trade

(million USD)

Total Imports

(million USD

Total Exports

(million USD)

2010 618,173 21.38% 123,016 58,306 64,710
2011 751,012 21.48% 156,860 72,640 84,220
2012 840,498 11.92% 166,382 88,019 78,373

Liaoning Province

Year GDP (million USD) GDP growth rate

Foreign Trade

(million USD)

Total Imports

(million USD

Total Exports

(million USD)

2010 304,638 14.1% 80,670 37,550 43,120
2011 367,098 12.0% 96,300 45,300 51,000
2012 413,355 12.6% 103,990 46,040 57,950

Jilin Province

Year GDP (million USD) GDP growth rate

Foreign Trade

(million USD)

Total Imports

(million USD

Total Exports

(million USD)

2010 142,952 13.7% 16,846 4,476 12,370
2011 175,517 13.7% 22,050 17,050 5,000
2012 198,950 13.4% 24,572 18,589 5,983

Heilongjiang Province

Year GDP (million USD) GDP growth rate

Foreign Trade

(million USD)

Total Imports

(million USD

Total Exports

(million USD)

2010 170,583 12.6% 25,500 16,280 9,220
2011 208,397 12.2% 38,510 10,290 28,220
2012 228,193 9.5% 37,820 23,390 14,440

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