Xi’an has developed a comprehensive industrial system with machinery, transportation, electronics, information, aviation, aerospace, biomedicine, foodstuff, drinks and petrochemical as the backbones. The city has become one of the most important R&D centres and production bases in China for high and medium voltage power transmission equipment, aerospace, heavy trucks, digitally-controlled switchboards, monitors, refrigerator and air conditioner compressors, industrial sewing machines, large-scale industrial fans, and dairy products, to name but a few. In addition, Xi’an has also begun to create a hi-tech industries system focused on electronic information, aviation and space flight, optical-mechanical-electrical integration, biomedicine, and new materials. In 2009, there were 1,058 large-scale industrial enterprises in Xi’an – 124 more than in 2008. The output value of large-scale industrial enterprises was 229 million Rmb – 22 million Rmb more than in 2008. Four enterprises exceeded 10 billion Rmb.
Source: XIBF Business Guide