PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2009, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (2): 264-270.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2009.02.015

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Beijing's Producer Services: Growth, Changes and Spatial Structures

HU Dan1, SONG Yujing1, SHEN Yuming2,3   

  1. 1. College of Resources Environment and Tourism, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China;
    2. Institution of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    3. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2008-09-01 Revised:2009-01-01 Online:2009-03-25 Published:2009-03-25


Based on the input-output tables of Beijing in 1997 and 2002, and the first economic census data, the paper adopted the input-output analysis and location quotient methods to analyze the growth structure changes and effects on regional economy, as well as spatial arrangement of typical producer services in Beijing. The results indicated that, firstly, producer services presented the finance, business and information services-oriented pattern clearly. Secondly, producer services mainly served the tertiary industries. There was an uptrend of the intermediate demand to finance, business and information services from 1997 to 2002. Thirdly, consumption levels for intermediate use were improved in manufacturing significantly. Industrial structure was continuously optimized and upgraded. Fourthly, producer services not only promoted economic development but also needed support from economic development from 1997 to 2002. Knowledgeintensive and technology-intensive services had high value-added but low impetus ability, which could not promote the econiomic development significantly. Finally, spatial structure of producer services took a circle-shaped pattern in Beijing. And the development of producer services was closely related to economic development of Beijing.

Key words: Beijing, growth structure, input-output analysis, location quotient, producer services, spatial structure