Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, saw a year-on-year increase of 9.6 percent in gross domestic product (GDP) in the first three quarters of 2016(Q1-Q3), Anhui Business Daily reported Wednesday.
The city's GDP stood at 413.9 billion yuan ($60.9 billion), the report said, citing the latest data.
Four downtown areas – Baohe, Luyang, Shushang and Yaohai – jointly posted a rise of 10.1 percent in GDP, which totaled 166.7 billion yuan.
Meanwhile, the GDP of the city’s four development zones reached 119.8 billion yuan, up 9.5 percent from the same period a year ago. In addition, five counties under its jurisdiction including Feixi and Chaohu experienced a 9.4 percent rise to 129.1 billion yuan.
In breakdown, the economic and technological development zone’s GDP hit 63.3 billion yuan, more than that of any other regions. Baohe district was ranked second, with the figure hitting 52.7 billion yuan.
Although it was at the bottom of the economic rankings, the Hechao Economic Development Zone was gathering momentum as it kicked off 18 programs worth a total of some 10.2 billion yuan in August.
The service sector in Baohe, Luyang, Shushang and Yaohai contributed over 70 percent to the districts’ GDP between January and September. Luyang district alone recorded 37.4 billion yuan in service output, ranking first in the city.