Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Industrial Transfer Demonstration Zone in the Anhui Yangtze River City Belt rose 25.6 percent year-on-year to $6.08 billion in 2012, the Anhui Provincial Development and Reform Commission said.
The figure made up 70.4 percent of the provincial total.
Up to 3,202 projects each worth a minimum of 100 million yuan ($15.9 million) were under construction in the zone last year, with a paid-in investment of 353.5 billion yuan, up 23.1 percent from a year earlier. That accounted for 67 percent of the province's total paid-in capital.
The zone's gross domestic product (GDP) reached 1.1 trillion yuan, representing a year-on-year increase of 12.9 percent. Its industrial value-added output went up by 15.6 percent over a year ago to 570.9 billion yuan, compared with 15.3 percent for the province.
Fixed-asset investment amounted to 1.04 trillion yuan, up 23.7 percent year-on-year. It contributed to 69.3 percent of the provincial total.
Retail sales of consumer goods totaled 343.4 billion yuan, up 16.5 percent from a year earlier.
Meanwhile, foreign trade rose 22.1 percent year-on-year to $34.1 billion.
(By Zheng Weiling)