Welcome to Yuxi

Yuxi is a prefecture-level city in the Yunnan province of the People's Republic of China. Located in central Yunnan and only 85 kilometers away from provincial capital Kumming, Yuxi is an important destination which is leading to ASEAN countries. The area is 15,285 km2 and the population is approximately 2.5 million. Yuxi municipality composes of one district and eight counties, rich in both natural and human resources, especially water.Hence, the name Yuxi which means stream like sparkling pearls and jewels. Yuxi is regarded as one of the leading cities in western China as its comprehensive power is concerned. It is also one of the best cities for investment in southwest China for its excellent infrastructure
Administrative Divisions
Autonomous Prefecture and Municipalities Cities at Country Level, Counties and Districts under the Jurisdiction of Cities Number of Cities at County level, Counties and Districts under the Jurisdiction of Cities
Districts under Municipal Jurisdiction Cities at County Level Counties
Yuxi -Hongta district -Jiangchuan -Chengjiang -Tonghai -Huaning -Yimeo -Eshan -Xinping -Yuanjiang 1 8  

Investing in Yuxi

For the development of Yuxi, Yuxi City Investment conference held recently gratifying achievements, signed a total of 30 projects with a total investment amounted to RMB 19.62 billion, with the focus on industrial development planning to meet ecological construction and environmental protection to achieve scientific development, and leapfrog development.

Yuxi municipal government clearly stated next five years objective is to accumulate the actual use of RMB 130 billion of domestic funds outside the city, actual use of foreign investment US$ 300 million, and strive to foreign investors to invest in sustainable form tax revenue, stimulating employment industry.

Yuxi is regarded as one of the leading cities in western China as its comprehensive power is concerned. It is also one of the best cities for investment in southwest China for its excellent infrastructure.

The city will insist on the basic strategy of “ecology for the city image, tobacco for its prosperity, industry for its strength, and agriculture for its stability” to promote harmonious and sustainable economic and social development, focusing on the full development of tobacco, mining, metallurgy, tourism and county-specific economy

Source: http://www.newsking.us/



Description: The eight cigarette-shaped pillars are seen outside the headquarters of Yuxi's Hongta  group.Endowed with pleasant climate, Yuxi is rich in crops and tobacco leaves due to the fact that there are over 2300 hours of sunlight a year in the region, adequate rainfall in the summer and excellent soil. With 80% of Yuxi’s revenue from tobacco taxes, this is the town that tobacco built. 1 trillion cigarettes are produced in China every year, as the heart and lungs of China’s huge tobacco industry; Yuxi is significant contributor to China total tobacco production. The government collects US$1,000,000,000 per day in taxes from china’s hundred million smokers


Yuxi is the home of the Hongta Group, which owns a lot of famous cigarette brands such as Hongmei, Hongtashan and Ashima. Yuxi has a Hongta avenue, Hongta hotel, Hongta sports stadium and tobacco museum devoted to praise the pleasures of smoking. Hongta factory in Yuxi is one of the world’s largest factories with annual production of 93 billion cigarettes. In 2012, there are 3.803 million boxes of cigarettes were produced, 209,000 more than previous year, account for a growth of 5.8%. .


Domestic sales over two trillion cigarettes in 2006, up 3.9% year on year means a very strong domestic base for dometic brands, meanwhile foreign brands have barely 5% market share in China. However Hongta is now spending on technology and branding to compete globally. China’s huge domestic market is increasingly a dress rehearsal for the international ambition of Hongta.


Profit margins are rising at Yunnan’s cigarette makers which pre tax profits recorded of RMB 36.403 billion; annually increase 21.24% according to the Yunan Ministry of Commerce. Sales of the provinces cigarettes over the period were up 9% to 5.647 million cases. On the other hand, the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which commits China to raise cigarette taxes and price.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuxi



Comparison of Yield, Cost and Income in Tobacco at 3 Yuxi sites


Average Yield per Acre, kg Total Costs per Acre, US$ Average Income per Acre, US$ Average Net Profit, US$
Chengjiang County 1311 5500 10086 4586
Hongta District 1190 5106 9940 4834
Eshan County 1129 4031 8801 4770

Source: Tobacco crop substitution: Pilot effort in China,2012



China’s Top selling Cigarette Brands, by market share


Brand Company % retail volume (2005)
Baisha Changsha Cigarette Factory 3.1
Honghe Honghe Cigarette Factory 3.0
Hatamen Etsong Tobacco Group 2.1
Red Dragon Wuhan Tobacco (Group) Co. Ltd 1.9
Hongmei Yuxi Hongta Tobacco Group Co Ltd 1.9
Huanggoushu Huang Guo Shu Group 1.5
Hongtashan Yuxi Hongta Tobacco 1.5


Source: Welcome to Tobacco Country,2007



Tourism industry

Description: http://en.yunnantourism.com/uploadfile/2011/10/19/image/201110190233291319006009625_ioCCNW.jpgTourism is the most important pillar of the service sector. During 2011, 13.09 million tourists visited the city, with an annual growth rate of 12.4%, while tourism income is RMB 5.71 billion in totals, which represent a rise of 40.9% compared to the previous year.


Yuxi continues to give a special attention to the development of tourism with the combination of ecology and culture.  As on statistics in 2012, there were 14,617,000 arrivals to Yuxi, increase 11.7%. Tourism revenue reached RMB 7.06 billion as an increment of 23.6%. There are 42 star-level hotels, 25 domestic tourism agencies, 2 international tourism agencies, 19 level A scenic spot. 1 national industrial tourism demonstration sites, 3 Yunnan first tourist towns.


Scenic spots:

–       Mt.Mopan scenice area

–       Mt.Yuanlao scenic area

–       Mt.Xiushan

–       Mt.Maotian

–       Fuxian lake

–       Xingyun lake

–       Yudai river


A total of domestic tourists come to Yuxi is 833.55 million passengers, an increase over the previous year by 16.6%. In another hand, there are 50,509 international passengers visited in 2012, which account for an increment of 91.5%. Yuxi is on its way to be a favorite destination for tourism. Annual total tourism income of RMB 77.04 billion, an increase over the previous year by 29.5%, of which domestic tourism revenue RMB 75.85 billion, increase 29.5% , overseas tourism revenue RMB 1,844.56 million, account for an increase of 35.2% .

Source: http://whlg.cei.gov.cn/


Yuxi is also famous for its special and unique products (handicrafts and foods)



–       Tonghai silver decorations

–       Cloth umbrella


–       Tonghai bean powder candy

–       Sesame pieces

–       Huaning dried rice noodles

–       Mt.Yuanlao (a kind of potherb with thorns)

–       Yangnai Cai (a kind of potherb with sheep’s milk)


Source: http://www.roamchina.com/city_guides.php?city_id=24


Yuxi Macro Economic Indicators

Major Economic Indicators (2010)


Unemployment Rate 2.8%
Fixed Asset Investment (RMB billion) 42.25
Utilized FDI (USD billion) 37.96
Total Import & Export (USD million) 400.55
Export (USD million) 357.99
Import (USD million) 42.56
Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion) 16.84

Source: Yuxi Economic and Social Development Report, 2011


Yuxi Infrastructure


The total telephone installation capacity reached 0.523 million. 0.406 million people own mobile phones. By the end of 2004, 111,560 people were registered to use the Internet, of which 29,544 are broad band users and 82,016 are narrow band users.



Yuxi is extremely convenient for traffic with 2 State Road, 9 Provincial highway, 1 railway, highway 5 connects eight County District and bordering on the four city. By the end of 2012 the total highway mileage reached 16579 kilometers. Yuxi also has first privately built Kunyu Railway which is connected with the national railway network.


Source: http://www.86wiki.com/view/4318.htm


Yuxi Demographic Profile

At the end of 2012 the city’s resident population is 2.33 million people, an increase of 12000 over the previous year. The natural growth rate is 5.72 ‰, the urbanization level reached 42.9%, the urban population is 9.99 million people, and rural population is 13.31 million.

The total registered population is 21.41 million, increasing 0.3% than the previous. Of which, the agricultural population is 15.91 million, the non-agricultural population 550 thousand. Among this, 50.3% is male and 49.7% is female.

There are several ethnic minorities group in Yuxi such as Yi, Hani, Dai, Hui, Mongolian, Bai, Miao and Lahu, who together make up one third of the population.

The population of the minorities (in 2002)

Source: http://www.ethnic-china.com/Geo/Yunnan/yuxi.htm


Research and Development in Yuxi

Name of Leading Centers

Contact Address / Phone No.

Yuxi Normal University


134 Fenhuang Rd.
Yuxi, Yunnan 653100
ph: 86-877-205-7488
fax: 86-877-205-3625
[email protected]

Yuxi Teachers College

Address: Hongte
City:     Kuming,
Postal Code:    653100
Tel:      +86 2057488
Fax:      +86 2052835
Email:  uyfao[at]public.km.yn.cn


Yuxi Natural Resources

Yuxi has a mild climate which is good for high-level agriculture and high quality tobacco. In addition, 40 kinds of already known mineral resources have been estimated to possess a potential economic value of more than RMB 400 billion, among which steel, among which steel, copper, phosphorus and nickel are estimated to have value of RMB 165 billion. The reserve of steel, copper, nickel and cobalt has been proven to be the first in Yunnan Province. Reserves of these minerals amount respectively to 716 million tons, 2.9 million tons, 512,000 tons, 233,000 tons, 572 million tons, accounting for 32.9%, 42.4%, 74%, 58% and 19.5% of province’s total. The nickel mine is the second biggest in the whole country. Phosphorus reserve ranks third in Yunan Province.

The territory of Yuxi river water system development mainly belongs to the Pearl River and Red River. The city water reserves of 1.4 million Kilowatts can be increased to 5.4 million Kilowatts.

Source: http://www.86wiki.com/view/4318.htm

The area also has beautiful natural sceneries and colorful cultures. Fuxian lake in Yuxi with an area of 213 square meters is the third largest lake in Yunan province. Various festivals, dances music and folk cultures of different ethnic minorities groups are also one of the factors which make Yuxi become a favorite destination for tourism.

Source: http://www.86wiki.com/view/4318.htm


Yuxi Economic Zones

Agricultural Sector

The agricultural sector generated value-added output of RMB 8.05 billion in 2011, accounting for 9.2% of the city’s GDP. Secondary industry (industry and construction), the largest contributor to Yuxi’s economy, realized value-added industrial output of RMB 56.44 billion, accounting for 64.4% of the city’s total.

Source: HKTDC Research, 2012

Agricultural production has a stable development in the year of 2012, the farming, forestry, animal husbandry, fishery and related services added value of RMB 9.74 billion, increased 7% if compare with the previous year.

Value added in agricultural sector (calculated in billions)

Source: http://yx.xxgk.yn.gov.cn/canton_model2/newsview.aspx?id=2199734

Gross Output Value of Farming, Forestry, Animal Husbandry and fishery in 2011

region Gross Output Value of Farming Farming Forestry Animal Husbandry Fishery Related Services
Yuxi 141.82 78.60 3.70 55.73 2.08 1.72
Kunming 225.07 120.32 6.71 85.66 4.77 7.61
Yunnan 2306.49 1124.72 245.67 808.20 55.93 71.98

Source: Yunan Statistical Year Book, 2012


Output of Major Farm Products

Source: Yunan Statistical Year Book, 2012


Industrial Sector

The industrial sector realized gross industrial output of RMB 133.72 billion, and continuously goes up by 21.3% year by year. Meanwhile gross industrial output of RMB 43.55 billion, contributing 38.9% to the industrial sector’s total.

Tobacco related products, minerals and electricity are the main industries of the city. In 2011, the tobacco industry realized value-added industrial output of RMB 43.35 billion, contributing 38.9% to the sector’s total.

Source: HKTDC Research, 2012


Cigarette and related industries are the main contributors to the industrial sector value add with the growth rate of 10.1%. After that is mining and power industry with 15.7% growth rate.


Value added in industrial sector (calculated in billions)

Source: http://yx.xxgk.yn.gov.cn/canton_model2/newsview.aspx?id=2199734

In 2012, cigarette production reached 3.083 million boxes, increased 20.9 million boxes compare with the last year.


Gross Output Value of Tobacco


At Current Prices






Source: Yunan Statistical Year Book, 2012


Sub-economic types, the private sector industrial output value of RMB 295.87 billion, an increase over the previous year by 5.8%, state-owned enterprises RMB 130.71 billion, increase 6.6%, LLC RMB 125.63 billion, increase 5.9% , joint-stock enterprises RMB 48.81 billion, account for an 25.1% increment  , foreign-invested enterprises RMB 33.44 billion, decrease 8.8%, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan-invested enterprises RMB 23.74 billion, goes up 2.6% . The dominant position of the manufacturing sector has been further consolidated. Manufacturing industrial enterprises above designated size industrial output value of RMB 525.04 billion, accounting for above-scale industrial output value accounted for 79.6%.

Construction industry is developing steadily. In 2012, the city’s construction industry added value of RMB 2.56 billion, increase 19.2%. The city has three or more qualified grading permit 159 construction enterprises, employing 35,274 people, including 9,322 engineering and technical personnel, accounting for 26.4% of the total number of employees, a construction engineer only 164 people. Housing construction area is ​​8.938 million square meters, an increment of 36.1%; commercial real estate area decrease to ​​994,000 square meters, decrease 42.8%.


Yuxi Business Associations

Big companies in Yuxi

Name of Association

Contact Address / Phone No


Hongta Tobacco (Group) Co., Ltd Hongta (Group) Co., Ltd.
No. 118, Hongta Road, Yuxi City, Yunnan
Tel:+086 0877 2968165
Fax:+086 0877 2968562
  • Sale tobacco

Source: http://www.hongta.com/language/en/

Yunnan Yuxi Tianxin Food Co.,Ltd Yunnan Yuxi Tianxin Food Co., Ltd
Address: Zhaowei Industry Zone, Hongta District, Yuxi City, Yunnan Province 653100, China


  •  Manufacturer food and beverage

Source: http://www.hktdc.com/manufacturers-suppliers/Yunnan-Yuxi-Tianxin-Food-Co-Ltd/en/1X06RPU3/

InterBev Trading (China) Limited Room 01-03, Level 1, No. 63 Kunluo Road
Shuangjiang Town, Eshan County
Yuxi City, Yunnan, China 653200

Tel: (89) 8774 010319
Fax: (86) 8774 010319

  •  distribute alcohol beverages.

Source: http://www.thaibev.com/th08/contactus.aspx?sublv1gID=26

Yunnan Yulinquan Liquor Co.,Ltd. Yulin Village, Shuangjiang Town
Eshan County, Yuxi City, Yunnan
China 653200
Tel: (86) 8774 022068
Fax: (86) 8774 022199
  • Yunnan Yulinquan Liquor Co., Ltd is a white spirits distillery.

Source: http://www.thaibev.com/th08/contactus.aspx?sublv1gID=26

Yunnan Yuxi Taibiao Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. Yunnan Yuxi Yunnan Yuxi Taibiao Iron and Steel Co. Ltd.
Business Address: Yinqitun Village, Yanhe Town, Hongta District, Yunnan Yuxi Yunnan
Phone number Tel +868772991506
-    Chemical Manufacturing
Source: http://www.onesource.com/free/Yunnan-Yuxi-Taibiao-Steel-And-Iron-CoLtd/Company/Profile/103531374
Yunnan Yuxi Tianxin Food Co.,Ltd.
Office Address:
Zhaowei Industry Zone, Hongta District, Yuxi City, Yunnan Province 653100, China
  • Fish and Livestock

Source: http://www.hktdc.com/suppliers-products/Fruit-Jelly/en/1X06RPU3/1557382/

Yunnan Yuxi Wanfang Natural Medicine Co.,Ltd. Address: Zhaowei Village, Dayingjie Town, Hongta, Yuxi, Yunnan, China 653103
Tel: +86-877-2775219 +86-877-2775092
Website: http://www.ynwf.com
  • Biotechnology and Drugs

Source: http://ccne.mofcom.gov.cn/mbservices

Taibiao Solar Energy Equipment Co, . Ltd Telephone:86-877-2792781
  • Manufacture, Trade the Metallurgy, Mineral & Energy, Industrial Equipment & Components

Source: http://www.topfreebiz.com/company/266524

Associations in Yuxi
Name of Association Contact Address/ Phone No Activity
Yuxi Tourism Industry Association Address: 15 Guishan Rd Hongta, Yuxi, Yunnan China, 653100‎


Yuxi Supply and Marketing Cooperatives Association Cadre School Address: 77 Fenghuang Rd Hongta, Yuxi, Yunnan China‎

Yuxi Consumers’ Association


Address: 12 Caihong Rd Hongta, Yuxi, Yunnan China‎

Yuxi Hongta Supply and Marketing Cooperatives Association


Address: 133 Renmin Rd Hongta, Yuxi, Yunnan China‎

Yuxi Agricultural Means of Production Industry Association Adress: 13 Fenghuang Rd Hongta, Yuxi, Yunnan China‎


Yuxi GDP

Since the reform and opening up to the outside world, Yuxi has become a vigorous city of strong and steady development supported by a series of pillar industries, especially the Hongta Group, the largest cigarette maker in Asia. According to the statistics of 2011, the current value of GDP reached RMB 87.66 billion (GDP per capita reaches RMB 37,913), representing a rise of 12.1% year on year. The city’s GDP account for approximately 10% of Yunan’s total. The local fiscal revenue added up to RMB 5.56 billion (the total local revenue reaching RMB 23.64 billion). The per capita urban bank deposit reached RMB 14155.


GDP Composition

Yuxi city area GDP growth rate ranked 15; the local public income growth ranked 13, and also ranked 14 in the total fixed asset investment growth. In addition, Yuxi is now ranked 10 and 15 respectively for the growth rates of total retail sales of social consumer goods and growth rate of per capita net income of farmers.

GDP and Growth Rate of Yuxi (2007-2012)

Source: http://www.newsking.us


GDP Per Capita and Increase rate over precious year of Yuxi (2007-2012)

Source: http://yx.xxgk.yn.gov.cn/canton_model2/newsview.aspx?id=2199734


Transportation in Yuxi

Referring to transportation, Yuxi city is related with China National Highway 213, which offers great convenience for its development in every aspect. The main transportation method is by bus when there is no airport in Yuxi. There are 2 bus stations, Central Bus station and Chengxi Bus Station. Ticket prices to Kumming range from RMB 18.5 to RMB40.In addition, there is one rail route which will take 3 hours from Kunming to Yuxi.