Mineral Resources

There are 49 kinds of proven minerals and over 280 proven ore fields, including 17 kinds of metal ores and 24 non-metal ores, 11 large ore fields and 31 medium-sized ore fields. Especially, its non-metallic mineral resources are rich and have a broad development prospect. Shangtianti Nonmetallic Mine is the first largest non-metallic mine in Asia, with a gross reserve of 730 million tons, including a reserve of 120 million tons perlite, accounting for over 50% of that in the whole country, a reserve of 500 million tons swell soil, ranking first in Henan Province, and a reserve of 56 million tons zeolite. Besides, it also has a reserve of 8 million tons silicon dioxide, 1 million tons rutile ore, 1 million tons zinc ore and 65 thousand tons molybdenum ore and so on.

Economic Profile

The “12th five-year plan” period was a quite extraordinary period of the economic and social development of Xinyang City. Under the correct leadership of Henan Provincial Party Committee, Henan Provincial Government and Xinyang Party Committee, all people of the city comprehensively implemented the spirits of the 18th CPC National Congress, the 3rd plenary session, 4th plenary session and 5 plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC, deeply carried out the spirits of a series of important speeches of President Xi Jinping, carried out the Party’s mass line education practice activity in a down-to-earth manner, actively adapted to the new normal of economic development, gave full play to the advantages in leading edge, ecology and civil wisdom, pursued progress constantly while grasping the opportunities, sought for development in the climbing process and took active acts in the rising process, and finally did a lot of great events which could lay foundations and benefit the future, made some great breakthroughs with landmark significance and successfully completed the goals and tasks of the “12th five-year plan”.

In 2015, the GDP of the whole city reached RMB 187.8 billion, 1.6 times of that in 2010 and ranked9th in the whole province, jumping up 2 places compared to 2010. In the general public budget, the revenue was RMB 9.1 billion and the expenditure was RMB 37.4 billion, 2.7 times and 2.2 times of that in 2010, respectively. The fixed-asset investment was RMB 202.4 billion, 2.6 times of that in 2010, and the investment scale ranked 4th in the whole province. The total retail sales of consumer goods was RMB 88 billion, twice of that in 2010 and ranked 5th in the whole province. The deposit outstanding of all financial institutions in the whole city was RMB 237.54 billion and the outstanding loan was RMB 129.09 billion, both twice of that in 2010, and they jumped to the 4th and the 6th, respectively. 2015 was the final year of the “12th five-year plan” period. That year, the municipal Party committee and the municipal government did well various work in a coordinated manner, including stabilizing the growth, promoting the reform, adjusting the structure, strengthening the foundation, benefiting the people’s livelihood and preventing risks and took active actions, the growth rate of main economic indexes ranked top in the whole province. The GDP of the whole city increased by 8.9%, 0.6 percentage points higher than the growth rate of the whole province; the revenue in the general public budget increased by 13.3%, ranking first in the whole province; the value added of the industries above designated size increased by 10.1%, ranking 4th in the whole country; the fixed-asset investment increased by 17.5%, ranking 6th in the whole country; the total retail sales of consumer goods increased by 13.1%, ranking 3rd in the whole province; the total output value increased by 15.3% and the urban and rural urban residents disposable incomes per capita increased 9.1% and 9.9%, respectively.

The City highlighted the construction of “one carrier, four systems”, made such dominant industries as electronic information, green food, new building materials and textile and garment begin to take shape, and modern furniture, modern logistics and other industry cluster districts gather quickly. Several financial institutions such as Bank of Communications and Minsheng Bank settled in Xinyang; the village banks covered the whole county and the diversified financial system was preliminarily formed. It greatly carried out the trademark strategy, famous brand strategy and the strategy of building the city by quality; in the whole, there were 9 China famous brands, 4 Chinese geographical indication brands, 3 national geological indication protection products and 3 provincial governor quality awards. The scientific and technological innovation ability was obviously strengthened. It had 18 new national hi-tech enterprises, created 7 academician workstations, organized 1 national industry technological innovation strategic alliance and 4 provincial ones, and the transformational development in the whole city achieved new effect.

The administrative system reform was carried out in an orderly manner; the non-administrative permission approval was comprehensively cancelled; the commercial registration system reform was carried out comprehensively; the rural reform experiment was deeply promoted, and the reform in such fields as finance and tax, transportation and social undertakings achieved obvious effect. The City successfully held such major activities as “China Guangcai Program in Xinyang” and the 10th Henan Merchants Meeting and contributed to a lot of strategic cooperation projects. During the “12th five-year plan” period, the accumulated import and export reached USD 3.27 billion, 3.6 times of that in the “11th five-year plan” period; the 35 thousand employees were dispatched abroad; the use of foreign investments expanded to 15 countries and regions; it established economic and trade relations with 124 countries and regions; 26 domestic and foreign Top 500 enterprises invested in Xinyang. And the reform and opening meets a new situation.

Pillar Industry

Since the reform and opening-up, along with the rapid development of Xinyang’s industries, it has made significant progress in the adjustment of industrial structure, with outstanding performance in the following aspects: Firstly, on the whole, the industrial structure developed towards a reasonable direction. The proportion of the primary industry decreased gradually; that of the secondary industry was basically stable and that of the tertiary industry rose constantly. Secondly, in terms of various industries themselves, the proportional relation of output values of agriculture, forestry, husbandry and fishery in the primary industry was gradually adjusted; the secondary industry transformed to modern industry from traditional industry; the tertiary industry developed rapidly, mainly reflected by financial industry, insurance industry, securities industry, information industry, transportation industry, tourism industry and real estate industry, which made positive contributions to the rapid economic development of Xinyang. Along with the sudden rise of the tertiary industry, the employees also gradually transferred to the tertiary industry.

Tea industry is the traditional, featured, advantageous industry of Xinyang, and also an ecological, healthy and people-benefiting industry. The development of tea industry has always attracted much attention of the Party committees and governments at different levels of the whole city. Especially, in the “12th five-year plan” period, with the care and support of the provincial Party committee and provincial government, the whole city focused on the provincial and municipal tea industry development plans, greatly promoted the tea industry to become larger and stronger, so the tea industry presents a fast and good development situation and achieved an obvious economic benefit, ecological benefit and social benefit. After years’ constantly rapid development, Xinyang’s tea industry faces new opportunities and challenges at a new historical starting point and its development is stepping into the new normal.

According to the statistics, as of the end of 2015, the area of tea gardens in the whole city reached 2.108 million Mu; and the tea output reached 57 thousand tons, and the total output value reached RMB 9.05 billion (including Gushi). In the whole city, there is one national agricultural industrialization leading enterprise, 13 provincial leading enterprises, 71 municipal leading enterprises and 8 China top 100 tea industry enterprises. Besides, it has 7 China famous brands, over 1.2 million employees engaged in the tea industry; and the income from tea planting per tea planter exceeds RMB 5000. In 2015, through the evaluation of CARD China Agricultural Brand Research Center of Zhejiang University, Xinyang Maojian ranked 3rd with the value of RMB 5.573 billion. The scale of tea industry constantly grows. At the same time, the tea quality and safety is further strengthened; the transformation and upgrading step of tea industry accelerated; the brand building and market development achieved a significant effect; the tea industry clusters and gathering areas developed rapidly, and the primary, secondary and tertiary industry of tea industry integrated deeply. Especially, Xinyang has consecutively held 23 tea culture festival, which sets up a platform for communication and cooperation of tea industry, enhances the urban image and popularity of Xinyang and greatly enhances the popularity and influence of Xinyang Tea. Tea industry has become a powerful support and important starting point for Xinyang developing towards a powerful agricultural city from a large agricultural city, is a featured highlight of increasing the agricultural efficiency and the farmers’ income in Xinyang and also the pillar industry for Xinyang to develop the featured agricultural economy and green ecological economy.