Yunnan province, China's largest cigarette maker located in southwestern China, has depended on tobacco to drive economy growth. Iron and steel production, copper-smelting, and commercial vehicle production are some of Yunnan's main manufacturing industries. Yunnan also has significant zinc, lead, and copper reserves. With the imposition of tougher smoking regulations, Yunnan's tobacco growth in stalling, as is its GDP growth; as a result, there is impetus for the province to find a new economic driver.
Like in many other provinces, there are plans to expand railway and expressway coverage across the province. Additionally, the government has plans to expand transportation linkages along the Mekong River, further developing tourism and opening up the province to its southern neighbours as well as making Yunnan a strategically important point.
Yunnan's GDP grew 13% to RMB1.03 trillion in 2012.
Kunming Economic and Technology Development Zone
Kunming New & Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone
Kunming Dianchi Tourism & Vacation Zone
Kunming Airport Economic Zone
Ruili Border Trade Economic Cooperation Zone
Wanding Border Trade Economic Cooperation Zone
Qujing Economic and Technology Development Zone
Yuxi Economic and Technological Development Zone
Dali Economic and Technological Development Zone
Chuxiong Economic and Technological Development Zone
Songming Yanglin Experimental Zone for County & Township Industries
Hekou Boundary Economic Cooperation Zone
Jiegao Border Trade Economic Zone
Lijiang Yulong Snow Mountain Tourism Zone
Cangshan Mountain & Erhai Lake Tourism and Vacation Zone at Dali
Xishuangbanna Tourism and Vacation Zone
Tengchong Tourism and Vacation Zone
Yangzonghai Lake Tourism and Vacation Zone
Fuxian Lake Tourism and Vacation Zone