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Top 10 cities by economic recovery after COVID-19

Updated:2020-06-05 16:21:16


As COVID-19 hit the world economy, the National Business Daily rolled out in May a city economic recovery index, evaluating the economic recovery ratio of 335 Chinese cities by comparing millions of data from small and medium-sized enterprises based in these cities. The data, covering tax affairs, invoices, expenditures and others, span from Feb to April 2020 and over the same period in 2019.

Let's take a look at the top 10 recovering Chinese cities with a GDP above 1 trillion yuan ($140.19 billion).

No 10 Changsha

Recovery score: 48.6

A self-driving taxi is seen in Changsha, capital of Hunan province. [Photo/China News Service]

No 9 Suzhou

Recovery score: 48.9

Two green peacocks live in a zoo in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. [WANG JIANZHONG/FOR CHINA DAILY]

No 8 Hangzhou

Recovery score: 49.4

A customer checks out lobsters from Canada at a shopping mall in Hangzhou, capital of China's Zhejiang province. [Photo by Long Wei/For China Daily]

No 7 Wuxi

Recovery score: 51.8

Cherry blossoms in the Yuantouzhu scenic spot in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. [Photo/Xinhua]

No 6 Foshan

Recovery score: 52.6

An industrial robot is displayed at the fourth China (Guangdong) International Internet Plus Expo in Foshan, Guangdong province. [Photo/Xinhua]

No 5 Chengdu

Recovery score: 54


Chunxi Road, one of the major shopping streets in the center of Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on March 29, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

No 4 Ningbo

Recovery score: 56.6

The construction site of the Asian Games Sailing Center in Xiangshan county of Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo provided to]

No 3 Nanjing

Recovery score: 58.5

Tourists visit the Confucius Temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on May 28, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

No 2 Qingdao

Recovery score: 59.1


Containers are unloaded at Qingdao Port in Shandong province in April 2020. [Photo by Yu Fangping / For China Daily]

No 1 Guangzhou

Recovery score: 63.9

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A view of Guangzhou's central business district, Oct 26, 2018.[Photo/Xinhua]