The added value of Guangzhou's transportation, storing and post industries reached 152.3 billion yuan ($24.1 billion) in 2017, an increase of 11.5 percent from the first half of the year.
Terminal 2 of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport begins operations on April 26. [Photo/ycwb.com]
Cargo throughput in Guangzhou Port reached 590 million tons, up 8.4 percent year on year, with foreign trade cargo throughput reaching 130 million tons. The port's annual container throughput exceeded 20 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units), up 8 percent year on year.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport served over 65.8 million passengers and handled 2.34 million tons of air mail, up 10.2 percent and 8.3 percent, respectively.
Guangzhou South Railway Station receives record traffic on March 4 with 550,000 passengers on a single day. [Photo/Nanfang Plus]
Business income from Guangzhou's post and telecommunications industries reached 75.6 billion yuan, an increase of 19 percent.
The city of Guangzhou hosted over 62.8 million overnight tourists in 2017, an increase of 5.6 percent compared with 2016. The tourism industry contributed over 361 billion yuan to the local economy, up 12.3 percent year on year, while foreign currency earnings from tourism reached $6.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.6 percent.
A ceremony was held on Dec 28 in Guangzhou Port to celebrate the port's annual container throughput breaking the 20 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) barrier.[Photo/ycwb.com]