Key economic data, figures, and statistics for Xiamen in 2017

Updated: 12 Jan 2018
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> Expected regional GDP: About RMB 430 billion, up by 7.5 percent year on year
> Investment in fixed assets: RMB 238 billion, up by 10 percent year on year
> Fiscal revenue: RMB 118.7 billion, up by 9.6 percent year on year

Xiamen Tourism
In 2017, Xiamen’s tourism revenue reached RMB 116 billion, up by 19.8 percent year on year, according to the Xiamen Municipal Tourism Bureau.

The city’s total number of visitors for the year rose from 3.026 million in 2010 to 78 million in 2017. Historically, Xiamen has been among China’s top 10 tourism cities in terms of inbound tourism.

Xiamen Convention and Exhibition Economy
Xiamen was named one of “China’s Top 10 MICE Cities,” and its annual CIFIT was named one of “China’s Top 10 Most Influential Exhibitions” at the 14th China Convention and Exhibition Industry Annual Meeting, sometimes referred to by industry insiders as “China’s Oscars.”

A total of 215 exhibitions and more than 8,000 business meetings were held in Xiamen in 2017. Total revenue of the convention and exhibition industry in Xiamen is expected to reach RMB 37.6 billion in 2017.

Xiamen Logistics Industry
Total revenue for Xiamen’s logistics industry reached about RMB 110 billion in 2017, an increase of 8 percent year on year.

According to the Xiamen government, the city was expected to start construction on 99 projects by the end of 2017. Altogether the 99 projects will represent investment of about RMB 30.144 billion.

Xiamen Real Estate
According to data released by CRIC, one of China’s largest comprehensive real estate information providers, Xiamen’s commercial housing transaction volume for the year was 3.16 million square meters, generating a total transaction amount of RMB 74.7 billion, down by 31.4 percent and 25.3 percent year on year, respectively.

The annual transaction volume of newly built houses in Xiamen saw a year-on-year drop of 56 percent. However, average prices rose by 32.1 percent to RMB 33,846/square meter.

The city’s first Metro line was put into trial operation on December 31st, 2017.
Xiamen Software and Information Service Industry
Currently, Xiamen has 1,225 national level high-tech enterprises. In 2016, revenue in the software and information service industry reached more than RMB 100 billion. That number increased to RMB 127.8 billion in 2017.

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In 2017, Xiamen launched 60 projects involving the reconstruction and/or expansion of primary and/or middle schools, generating 20,000 new openings for middle school students and 6,500 for primary school students.

The city also sped up construction on international schools to guarantee steady improvements in education.

Medical Care
A new hospital — Xiamen Branch, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University/复旦中山厦门医院 — began trial operation in August 2017. The hospital began full operation on January 8th, 2018, providing 328 beds.

One hundred and twenty senior doctors from Shanghai were deployed to the hospital to provide top-ranking medical service in Xiamen.

As of the end of 2016, there were more than 1,500 medical and health organizations in Xiamen. Of those, 47 were hospitals.

Xiamen Talented Individuals
According to data released by Xiamen Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, there are about 800,000 talented individuals in Xiamen. Of those, 98,000 hold senior professional titles, 15,000 hold doctoral degrees, and 4,102 are senior technicians.

Entertainment Performance Big Data
There were a total of 1,023 shows in 2017, up by 13 percent year on year. Those shows generated about RMB 20 million at the box office, a year-on-year increase of 85 percent, according to Xiamen Municipal Culture, Radio, Film, Television, and Press Bureau.

Average seat occupancy rate at the Banlam Grand Theater for high-class commercial performances reached more than 60 percent.

There were seven concerts with audience sizes greater than 10,000.

Job-hopping Data
According to, a major Chinese recruitment information platform, the average monthly salary during the winter job-hopping period in Xiamen in 2017 was RMB 7,600, ranking 14th place among 37 major cities in China.

Jobs with salaries ranging from RMB 4,000 to 6,000 occupied 35.7 percent of total jobs available on Those with salaries of more than RMB 8,000 occupied 26.6 percent.

The highest paid jobs are related to the bank industry, followed by government/public utilities/non-commercial units, and air/aviation research and manufacturing.
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