PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2018, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (2): 299-307.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2018.02.012

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Correlation analysis of producer services in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region

Xiao LI1(), Yuming SHEN1,*(), Ling QIU2   

  1. 1. College of Resource Environment and Tourism, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China
    2. Industry Economy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, Beijing 100038, China
  • Received:2017-08-16 Revised:2017-11-05 Online:2018-02-28 Published:2018-02-28
  • Contact: Yuming SHEN;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41471107


As one of the three vital economic regions in China, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region has a sound foundation of producer service. Based on the input-output tables of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Province in 2007 and 2012, this study applied the multiregional input-output model to complicate an input-output table of 129 sectors in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. By using this table, we then analyzed the regional influence coefficient and induction coefficient, interregional influence coefficient and induction coefficient, and industry connection degree of the region, to reveal the producer service development characteristics and cause of interaction and degree of relevance. The following conclusions were drawn. First, the information service industry and science and technology service industry of Beijing have strong effect on the whole region, while the road and waterway transport industry of Tianjin also has strong effect. But producer service in Hebei is weak and cannot stimulate the economic growth of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. Second, the science and technology service industry of Beijing mainly provides local services; likewise, the information service industry of Tianjin is in the same situation. Finally, the division index of the producer services between Beijing and Tianjin is relatively low, and the producer service structures of these cities show a convergence trend. With regard to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development, Beijing should focus on the development of science and technology service industry in order to provide more service to Tianjin and Hebei with the rapid development of information service industry. The industrial structure of Tianjin tends to be high-end, but technology-intensive producer services such as information industry need further development. Hebei needs to enhance the technological level to develop producer services and prepare to undertake the industrial transfer from Beijing and Tianjin.

Key words: producer service, multiregional input-output model, industry relevancy, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region