The number of cities with GDP’s in excess of one trillion yuan (approx. USD142.9 billion) reached 17 in total in 2019.
The latest data from Foshan municipality indicates that its total GDP was 1.075102 trillion yuan in 2019, for a YoY rise of 6.9%.
Foshan’s 2019 economic output brings the number of Chinese cities with GDP’s in excess of one trillion yuan to 17 in total, including, the four directly administered municipalities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing, and seven provincial capitals – Guangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou and Changsha.
Other municipalities with trillion yuan GDP’s include Shenzhen, Qingdao, Ningbo, Suzhou, Wuxi and Foshan.
The provinces of Guangdong and Jiangsu are host to the largest number of trillion yuan cities with three each – Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Foshan in Guangdong, and Wuxi, Suzhou and Nanjing in Jiangsu.
Zhejiang is host to two trillion yuan cities – Ningbo and Hangzhou.
Chinese cities with 2019 GDP’s above 900 billion yuan and below one trillion yuan included the Fujian province city of Quanzhou (994.6 billion yuan), the Guangdong manufacturing hub of Dongguan (948.25 billion yuan) and the Anhui province capital of Hefei (940.94 billion yuan).