The output value of the food industry, one of the four pillar industries in Harbin, exceeded one hundred billion yuan ($16.28 billion) for the first time in 2012.
There were 17,300 companies and 157,000 people in the cultural industry in 2011. Its added-value was 17.15 billion yuan ($2.79 billion), up 180 percent compared with 2006. The industry accounted for 4.04 percent of Harbin’s GDP in 2011.
Heilongjiang provincial government approved the Binxi Economic and Technological Development Zone as a provincial development zone on Sept 11, 2002.
Limin Economic Development Zone boasts an area of128 square kilometers.
The Hanan Industrial New Town is in the southern part of the capital of Heilongjiang province in China’s northeast. It has a total planned area of 462 square kilometers, including a economic development zone.
The Scientific and Technological Innovation Town, located in the Songbei district of Harbincapital of China’s northeast Heilongjiang province, is sometimes called the Intelligence Valley of North China.
In 2011, the total consumer price index was 105.6. The commodity price index of eight kinds of goods showed a tendency noted as “six kinds of increases and two kinds of decreases”.
With the improvement of living conditions, the consumption expenditure of urban and rural residents has been on the increase.
The Tonghe government spends one million yuan on cultural and sports activities every year to improve the living standard of Tonghe residents.
Harbin has issued a guideline to promote the rapid and sound development of its advertising industry.
The Harbin government has issued new guidance to promote the integration of industrial development in the city's rural areas.
The Harbin city government will allocate 1 billion yuan ($1.45 billion) to a fund for supporting the industrial development of its New District.