Jiangsu Business at a Glance

Gross Provincial Product: $1.14T (2016)

Since the late 1970s, Jiangsu province has been an economic hotspot and one of the wealthiest areas in China. Pillar industries include machinery, electronics, chemicals, and automobile. The agricultural sector is based on crops of rice, wheat, peanuts, and cotton. Although the province has some petro-carbon deposits, more significant deposits include rock salt, sulfur, phosphorus, and marble. The development and wealth of cities like Nanjing, Suzhou, Xuzhou, and Wuxi have defined the province’s success story; however, the province must now address a large wealth gap that divides the province into a poorer north and a richer south.



 Jiangsu Economic and Technological Development Zones

Changzhou National Hi-Tech District
Kunshan Economic & Technical Development Zone
Kunshan Export Processing Zone
Nanjing Baixia Hi-Tech Industrial Zone
Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone
Nanjing Export Processing Zone
Nanjing New & Hi-Tech Industry Development Zone
Nantong Economic & Technological Development Area
Nantong Export Processing Zone
Lianyungang Economic & Technological Development Zone
Lianyungang Export Processing Zone
Suzhou Industry Park
Suzhou Industrial Park Export Processing Zone
Suzhou Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone
Wuxi New District
Wuxi Export Processing Zone
Yixing Economic Development Zone
Zhenjiang Export Processing Zone
Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone
Zhangjiagang Bonded Logistics Park




Jiangsu Province
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese 江苏省 (Jiāngsū Shěng)
 • Abbreviation (pinyin: Sū)
 • Wu Kaonsu San
Map showing the location of Jiangsu Province
Map showing the location of Jiangsu Province
Coordinates: 32°54′N 119°48′E / 32.9°N 119.8°E / 32.9; 119.8Coordinates: 32°54′N 119°48′E / 32.9°N 119.8°E / 32.9; 119.8
Named for Jiangning (now Nanjing)
Capital Nanjing
Largest city Suzhou
Divisions 13 prefectures, 106 counties, 1488 townships
 • Secretary Li Qiang
 • Governor Shi Taifeng
 • Total 102,600 km2 (39,600 sq mi)
Area rank 25th
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 79,800,000
 • Rank 5th
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Density rank 4th
 • Ethnic composition Han – 99.6%
Hui – 0.2%
 • Languages and dialects Mandarin (Official)
Jianghuai Mandarin, Wu, Zhongyuan Mandarin
ISO 3166 code CN-32
GDP (2016) CNY 7.61 trillion
USD 1.14 trillion[2] (2nd)
 • per capita CNY 95,238
USD 14,341 (4th)
 • growth Increase 7.8%
HDI (2010) 0.748[3] (high) (4th)
Website www.jiangsu.gov.cn