Will there be Wuhan in the next batch of international consumer center cities?

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Will there be Wuhan in the next batch of international consumer center cities?

2022-05-14 18:11:12 13 ℃

Source of this article: Times Weekly Author: Ami Mimi Hot

Building an international consumer center city has become a new round of competition between various places.

In July 2021, five cities in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Chongqing made their top spot, becoming the first batch of international consumer center cities, and took the lead in carrying out related cultivation and construction. Judging from the first batch of selected lists, the cities in the central and western regions have not yet been selected, which has also caused cities in the central and western regions to accelerate the pace of applying for construction during the new round of application.

Among them, Wuhan, as the first city in the central region, has also set off a wave of building an international consumer center city, hoping to promote local consumption upgrades by building an international consumer center city. Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Nanjing, etc. are also actively striving for creation.

So, does Wuhan have an advantage?

With the announcement of economic data in various regions, the rankings of the total retail sales of consumer goods in major cities in the first quarter of 2022 have been released recently. Among the top ten cities in the first quarter, the total number of social zero cities in 7 cities increased positively.

Among them, Wuhan led in the top ten cities with a growth rate of up to 7.80%. In Wuhan, which occupies the height of consumption growth, what is the potential in the international consumer center cities?

Wuhan (source: visual China)

Press the consumption "fast -forward key"

To become an international consumer center city, in addition to the high degree of urbanization and the high degree of opening up, the economic and consumer volume of cities is also crucial. Among them, the total retail sales of social consumer goods, as a key indicator of the consumption power of cities, is already a breakthrough in cities to improve consumer energy levels.

With the announcement of economic data in various regions, in the first quarter of 2022, the total retail sales of consumer goods in major cities have been released recently. According to the statistics of the Times Weekly reporter, in the first quarter, the top ten cities in China's urban consumption power were Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Wuhan.

From the perspective of the growth rate, Wuhan led in these top ten cities with a growth rate of up to 7.80%.

Times reporters have consulted the statistical data of Wuhan in the past five years and found that since 2017, Wuhan ’s total social ranking nationwide has basically hovered between 5-9, and its development is basically stable. It is worth mentioning that in the face of the impact of the economic impact on the new crown pneumonia, Wuhan's ranking still remains in the top ten, reflecting full of tenacity.

In the first quarter of this year, Wuhan's consumer market accelerated recovery. The city's total retail sales of social consumer goods reached 179.425 billion yuan, an increase of 7.8%year -on -year, and the growth rate was 4.3 percentage points higher than the "National Line", which also reflects the rapid growth of Wuhan's consumer market.

From the perspective of major commodity categories, upgrading and automotive products are the main "promoters" that drive Wuhan's consumption data. Statistics show that upgraded products such as gold and silver jewelry and household appliances increased by 62.6%and 61.7%, respectively; automobile goods also increased better, an increase of 11.9%, of which new energy vehicles increased by 276.0%.

Wuhan's consumer market shows such a strong growth trend, which is related to Wuhan's determination.

In 2021, Wuhan issued the "Implementation Plan for the Construction of the International Consumer Center" (hereinafter referred to as the "Implementation Plan"), which pointed out that by 2025, two to 3 core business districts with international influence will be cultivated District, more than 10 smart business districts, and 10 live broadcast bases.

At the same time, Wuhan will also cultivate a demonstration area of ​​the integration and development of the national culture and tourism industry in one or two national culture and tourism industry. The number of domestic tourists will reach 387 million, and the number of entry tourists will reach 3.6 million. It is estimated that by 2025, the total retail sales of social consumer goods will exceed 1 trillion yuan, and the net retail sales will exceed 500 billion yuan.

As the only central city in the top ten of the community zero, if Wuhan wants to be shortlisted for the second batch of international consumer center cities, there are not only Shenzhen, which is also a deputy provincial cities, but also the competition in Chengdu, Suzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou. What is the confidence from Wuhan compared with other cities?

Ye Qing, deputy director of the Hubei Provincial Bureau of Statistics and a professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, said in an interview with the Times Weekly reporter that Wuhan's confidence comes from the population, and the advantage comes from the transportation hub.

Statistics show that as of the end of 2021, Wuhan's resident population reached 13.649 million, an increase of 1.201 million from 2020, and the population increased in the country. And this is not the first time that the resident population of Wuhan has increased by 1.2 million, which is 1.2357 million in 2020 compared with 2019. With the rapid growth of the past two years, Wuhan has also become the eighth city of more than eighth population in the nation after the Guangzhou -Northern Chengdu, Guangzhou -Shenzhen -Jinjin.

In terms of transportation hubs, Ye Qing said that Wuhan is located in the center of the central region and is one of the largest inland water, land, air transportation hubs. It not only has traditional water and land docks, but now there are Hankou North, Wuhan New Port, and Huahu Airport. The hub layout, market coverage and geographical location have obvious advantages, and have the advantages of expanding consumption.

At present, the super engineering of the three major urban agglomerations of the three major urban agglomerations of the three major urban agglomerations in the east and the western parts of the east and the west, the Wuyi section of the high -speed railway along the Yangtze River has entered the large construction stage.

In addition, Ye Qing believes that after the Ezhou Huahu Airport Transfer Center in Wuhan is put into service, it will fill the gap in domestic professional freight airports.

Ezhou Huahu Airport, as the first professional cargo hub airport in Asia, has a variety of functions such as express delivery, domestic e -commerce, and cross -border e -commerce. It is expected to be officially opened for operation at the end of June, and the freight function will be fully opened at the end of November. After the airport's comprehensive opening of operations, the efficient activation, Unicom's domestic demand market and international market will be of great significance for further unblocking goods, factors and the dual cycle of the national economy. The 1.5 -hour flight circle after its operation covers the major domestic aviation hubs and provincial capital cities, and will form a "dual hub" in Wuhan Tianhe Airport with Wuhan Tianhe Airport, injecting new impetus into Wuhan to build an international consumer center city.

Challenge

However, building an international consumer center city is not as simple as expected. As the "potential stocks" in the top ten cities of consumption, there are also shortcomings in Wuhan. In addition, the current global epidemic has not yet stabilized and affected by force majeure factors, the challenges faced by Wuhan are not small.

From the perspective of the growth rate, Wuhan led the top ten cities in the first quarter with a growth rate of up to 7.80%of the growth rate, but from the overall point of view, Wuhan's ranking was not very high.

Among the top ten cities, the total retail sales of consumer goods in Shanghai continued to rank first in the country, with a total of 438.228 billion yuan in communities; Beijing ranked second, achieving a total of 358.39 billion yuan in communities.

As a super -first -tier city in Beijing and Shanghai, although the total growth rate of the zero community in the first quarter of this year has slowed down, it can continue to keep the throne of the runner -up. Relatively developed and concentrated, and these industries are the most concentrated groups of high -income groups, high income of residents, and natural consumption.

Following Beijing and Shanghai, Chongqing and Guangzhou, which also shortlisted as the first cities in international consumer center cities, ranked third and fourth in the first quarter of the zero zero and 270.934 billion yuan, respectively. Ranks in fifth to eighth. It is worth noting that the total social zero of the first eight in the first quarter exceeded 200 billion yuan.

In the first quarter of Wuhan, the total number of social zero was 179.425 billion yuan, ranking the last two on the top ten list with Hangzhou's 162.6 billion yuan.

Not only that, in addition to the first batch of shortlisted international consumer cities, several other cities in the top ten cities also picked up the "golden hat" fists, and promoted the "International Consumption Center" as the main offense in 2022.

After the Times reporter sorted out the government work report of the above cities in 2022, it was found that in the planning of the construction of international consumer center cities, their own "characteristic cards" were shown in various places.

Specifically, Suzhou and Nanjing, which are "leaders" in Jiangsu Province, have proposed to create a new consumption scene in their respective 2022 government work reports.

Suzhou will upgrade the key business districts and commercial pedestrian streets, build a digital consumption ecosystem, and build 30 clocks in one minute. Nanjing should promote the expansion of consumption upgrades, create 1,000 new consumption scenes, and run Nanjing International Consumption Festival.

The two provincial cities of Chengdu and Shenzhen have anchored their targets in the business district, and "enhanced the economy of the business district" as the main force to cultivate and build an international consumer center city.

In 2022, Chengdu will accelerate the construction of urban business districts such as Jiaizi Park, Rongbei, and Xibo City, improve the development of the first store economy and small store economy, etc., and enrich the night exhibitions, night shows and other night economic products. Shenzhen is the construction of Futian Central Business District, Houhai Super Business District, etc., transform and enhance Dongmen Pedestrian Street, and introduce 230 well -known brand first stores, flagship stores, and new concept stores.

Hangzhou has also proposed "online and offline integration" and "promoting domestic demand and stable foreign trade" to boost consumption. It plans to develop the night economy, the starting economy, the first store economy, brand economy, and traffic economy. Construction.

Ye Qing analysis believes that compared to cities that have not been selected as international consumer centers such as Chengdu, Suzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou, the consumption foundation and environment of Wuhan are still a bit weak. Slow, the level of consumption power has decreased; high -speed rail logistics has not yet formed.

With the creation of the consumer environment, we will focus on improving the supply quality and activating the market to attract more people's flow, logistics, business flow, capital flow, and information flow. It is an important proposition for Wuhan to build an international consumer center city.

At the consumer scenario level, Wuhan pointed out in this year's government work report that it will promote the construction of large -scale shopping centers such as the Martial Arts Dream Times Square, Wuhan Hua Lian (SKP), Yuexiu International Financial Exchange. More than 100 stores; accelerate the construction of live e -commerce agglomeration areas such as Hankou North and Hanzheng Street, and expand new areas such as digital consumption, green consumption, and health consumption.

Ye Qing also revealed that in 2022, a number of heavyweight commercial facilities will be unveiled in Wuhan, including large commercial complexes such as Wuhan Vientiane City, Wuhan Dayue City, Wuhan Fangyuanhui, and Wushangmeng Times Square. There are as many as 26 shopping malls in the city, with a total construction area of ​​about 3 million square meters.

Who is the next batch of international consumer center cities? Can Wuhan be successfully shortlisted? It is worth seeing.