Hunan’s Three Thriving Industries Developed into World-Class Industrial Cluster
A press conference was held on October 30 to summarize Hunan’s achievements over the past 40 years of reform and opening-up.
Over the past 40 years, Hunan has developed nationally, even worldly, competitive manufacturing industries. The three leading industrial sectors are engineering machinery, rail transport equipment, and medium-and-small aero-engine, which are given priorities to be developed into a world-class industrial cluster.
Hunan is China’s largest engineering machinery manufacturer. In 2017, 99 enterprises in such sector made a total sales of 151.58 billion yuan, accounting for 22.2% of the national total. Concrete machinery production ranked first in the world; and, excavator, building crane, piling machinery, and heading machine production ranked first in China. In 2018, four Hunan enterprises were on the list of world’s top 50 engineering machinery manufacturers.
Hunan is also China’s largest base of rail transport research and development, production, and export. In 2017, 77 enterprises made a total sales of over 72.21 billion yuan. More than 70% components were produced locally. “Made in Hunan” is recognized in the high-end market, such as the world’s fastest meter-gauge EMU trainsets. Hunan-made electric locomotives have the largest global market share of over 20%.
Hunan is China’s only research and manufacturing base for medium-and-small aero-engine, and aircraft takeoff and landing system. Hunan-made medium-and-small aero-engines are used on China’s two main helicopter types. The landing gears of China's large C919 passenger jet, and engines and landing gears of China's first home-grown large amphibious aircraft AG600, are made in Hunan.
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn.
Translator: Pang Yuehui
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn