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Jilin province records 6.3% GDP growth in 2023

gojilin.gov.cn | Updated: January 22, 2024
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In 2023, Northeast China's Jilin province recorded a GDP surge of 6.3 percent, showcasing remarkable achievements.

The province achieved a total GDP of 1.35 trillion yuan ($188 billion), and its growth rate surpassed the national average by 1.1 percentage points, positioning itself at the national forefront.

Jilin's three major industries outpaced the national growth rates by 0.9, 1.2, and 1.1 percentage points, respectively. Moreover, the industrial value-added growth in the province exceeded the national rate by 2.2 percentage points.

The province's grain production hit a historical high and surpassed 41.87 billion kilograms for the third consecutive year, thus elevating its national ranking from fifth to fourth place. The industry's growth rate of 2.6 percent also outperformed the national average by 1.3 percentage points.

Jilin accelerated the construction of its modern industrial system in 2023, which optimized its industrial structure. The added value of the service industry accounted for 53.9 percent of the province's GDP.

Additionally, the added value of high-tech manufacturing industries comprised 12.3 percent of Jilin's total industrial added value, marking a 0.6 percentage point increase from 2022. Strategic emerging industries in Jilin accounted for 16.8 percent of its total industrial output value, up by 0.3 percentage points from the previous year.

The province also focused on moving forward with its "Three Gorges on Land" initiative as well as establishing a comprehensive clean energy system. By the end of 2023, the installed capacity of new energy surpassed that of coal power. Jilin's industrial electricity generation increased by 9.2 percent year-on-year, with renewable energy sources such as hydro, wind, and solar power, growing by 19 percent.

The cumulative growth rate of Jilin's wind power generation ranked first in the nation for 10 consecutive months in 2023. Furthermore, the output value of its new energy vehicle industry soared by 32 percent, while its high-end equipment manufacturing industry grew by 10.2 percent.