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Top 10 Chinese cities by GDP in 2021

Updated: Mar 23, 2022 chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Shanghai ranked first in the country by gross domestic product in 2021, followed by Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chongqing.

The GDP of top two cities exceeded 4 trillion yuan ($629.6 billion) for the first time, and Shenzhen also saw its GDP cross 3 trillion yuan.

In 2021, the GDP of the top 100 cities reached 79.8 trillion yuan, accounting for 69.8 percent of the country's total.

Ningde in Fujian province saw its ranking rise 12 spots, primarily driven by four pillar industries - lithium battery, new energy vehicle, stainless steel, and copper material.

Shaanxi province's Yulin jumped 11 spots in GDP ranking to the 46th spot. With the price of raw material surging in recent years, the energy-intensive city recorded rapid development.

No 10 Nanjing

A China Mobile employee inspects cloud servers at a facility in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on June 6, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

No 9 Wuhan

An artificial wetland in the shape of a flower floats on a lake in the East Lake High-tech Zone of Wuhan, Hubei province. [Photo by Wang Yongsheng/For China Daily]

No 8 Hangzhou

A technician inspects equipment at a power storage facility in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. [PHOTO BY LONG WEI/FOR CHINA DAILY]

No 7 Chengdu

A Volkswagen employee works on an assembly line in Chengdu, Sichuan province, in December. [Photo by WANG QIN/FOR CHINA DAILY]

No 6 Suzhou

Employees work on an electronics production line of Siemens in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. [Photo by Hua Xuegen/For China Daily]

No 5 Chongqing

Plowing machines are assembled in the factory of Chongqing Shineray Power Equipment Co in Chongqing, on Jan 17, 2022. [Photo/IC]

No 4 Guangzhou

An aerial photo of the Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development Zone in Guangdong province. [Photo/IC]

No 3 Shenzhen

Skyscrapers border a lush green landscape in Shenzhen's central business district. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

No 2 Beijing

A view of the skyscrapers in Beijing's CBD area. [Photo by Sheng Peng/For China Daily]

No 1 Shanghai

China Merchants-Yidun, the first Chinese-flagged luxury cruise ship of Viking Cruises, docks at a terminal at the Bund in Shanghai. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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