China's third largest province by land area, Inner Mongolia is also China’s largest livestock producer, including cashmere, milk, and meat. The province’s economic growth has surged as a result of coal and huge discoveries of other energy and metal resources. Inner Mongolia boasts almost a quarter of the world’s total coal reserves. However, due to its reliance on coal and energy resources, the province is susceptible to economic slowdowns and sluggish demand; additionally, its major industries are environmentally harmful and energy intensive. With the largest usable wind power capacity in China, potential may lie in the development of new energy industries based on natural resources.
Inner Mongolia's GDP grew 11.7% to RMB1.6 trillion in 2012.
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