TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (5): 815-822.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002873

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Evaluation of the Internal Industrial Structure of Manufacturing in Fujian Province and Analysis on Its Evolution Tendency

CHEN Kebi,YANG Chengfeng   

  1. (School of Geography,Beijing Normal University,Beijing 100875,China)
  • Received:2015-06-02 Online:2016-09-05 Published:2016-09-05


In this paper, we use Gibbs-Mirtin diversification index, location quotient and the contribution rate of production value to quantificationally analyze the internal industrial structure of manufacturing in Fujian Province. The study is based on the panel-data of 20 manufacturing industries during 2005-2013. After making the quantitative analysis, this paper has pointed out the characteristics of industrial structure as well as its evolution about the internal industrial structure from perspectives of diversification of industrial departments and specialization of the competitive industries. The results show that the level of diversification of manufacturing industrial departments in Fujian has gradually increased these years, and the development of manufacturing industrial departments has become more balance. However, there are some differences among the manufacturing departments for the level of specialization. Some sectors of manufacturing industries, such as chemical fiber manufacturing, communications equipment, computers and other electronic equipment manufacturing are at high level of professionalization, showing a clear advantage compared with other sectors. However, the industrial advantages are not obvious, there are only 35% of the industrial departments whose location quotient are greater than or equal to 1, and manufacturing output values account for 46.71% of the total in the whole province. As for the tendency of evolution, potential industries such as non-metallic mineral products and agricultural and sideline products processing have been emerged. In addition, the advantage degree of the related industries has been improved in pair and the situation of the industrial professional development in Fujian seems pretty well.

Key words: Gibbs-Mirtin diversification index, Location Quotient, contribution rate of production value, manufacturing industrial structure, Fujian Province