Not Fuzhou, Fujian Province, nor Xiamen, a city with a separate plan and a sub-provincial city, but Quanzhou, an ordinary prefecture-level city, is expected to become the first GDP trillion club city in Fujian this year.


In 2019, the city's gross domestic product is expected to grow by about 8 percent, crossing the 900 billion yuan mark, and the city's foreign trade exports are up 20%…… against the trend, according to the latest data released by Quanzhou authorities The city's GDP is expected to grow by 7% to% in 2020, moving towards a "trillion yuan club ".


Quanzhou is likely to be the 18th city in china to enter a trillion clubs. At present, there are 17 cities with gdp trillion clubs, including the four major municipalities directly under the central government, as well as the seven provincial capitals of guangzhou, chengdu, wuhan, nanjing, hangzhou, zhengzhou, changsha, shenzhen, qingdao and ningbo. Quanzhou will be an ordinary member of the fourth trillion clubs following these three ordinary prefecture-level cities.


Quanzhou became Fujian's first GDP trillion city, relying on a solid real economy, private economy. Quanzhou is a famous hometown of overseas chinese in fujian province and the most developed area of private economy in fujian province. In 1994, the total economic volume of quanzhou took the first place in fujian province, leading for 25 years in a row.


Wang kaiming, former deputy director of the development research center of the fujian provincial government, analyzed the first finance and economics, and the private and real economy of quanzhou was very prominent, including textile, shoes, hats, food and other traditional light industry in recent years to increase optimization and upgrading, such as the use of industrial robots, digital economic services industry upgrading and so on. In the new industries, the information industry, photoelectric industry has been more prominent in the past two years.


Ding changfa, associate professor of economics at xiamen university, has made remarkable achievements in the transformation and upgrading of quanzhou in recent years, especially in the aspects of brandization and high value-added in textile and clothing industries.


However, Ding Changfa believes that the current Quanzhou industrial transformation and upgrading has a lot of room for improvement. In particular, the high-tech aspects of the industry there are many shortcomings. Among them, talent is the biggest short board. Industrial transformation and upgrading requires talent, but Quanzhou is not enough in the attraction and introduction of talent.


The number of high-tech enterprises in Quanzhou reached 508 in 2019, an increase of% over the previous year, according to the data. But compared with the same type of cities in the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta, the gap is very obvious. For example, there are 5798 in Dongguan in the same period, more than 3900 in Foshan, more than 2300 in Zhongshan, more than 1400 in Changzhou and more than 1300 in Nantong.


Ding Changfa said that Quanzhou's future transformation and upgrading must rely on the existing physical industrial base. Quanzhou has a strong industrial base, land, low house prices and other advantages, but the key is to turn these comparative advantages into competitive advantages.


He said the future of quanzhou still needs to improve the business environment, improve the level of government public services; make full use of the advantages of quanzhou private capital to solve the financing difficulties of small and medium-sized enterprises, and so on; through various measures to attract talent. Transformation and upgrading are not achieved overnight and will take at least a decade or two.


In 2020, Quanzhou will deepen the chain-building project, implement 140 manufacturing projects with a total investment of 225.6 billion yuan, and strive to put more than 30 projects into production, support the transformation and upgrading of leading enterprises and foster the identification of more than 300 leading industries around the textile, clothing, shoes, building materials and other superior industries


In terms of innovation drive, this year Quanzhou continued to promote the construction of the National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone, launched the construction of the \"Quanzhou Science City \", supported the construction of the Maritime Silk Road Time Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to build large scientific installations, space-time big data industrial park, and started the construction of the Institute of Intelligent Manufacturing of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Wang Kaiming said that in the future, Quanzhou still should speed up the innovation drive, promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, and accelerate the development of new industries according to the requirements of high quality development.