Kunming is very rich in agricultural and mineral resources. The soil is good for growing grains, oil-bearing plants, cured tobacco, vegetables and fruits. Animal and poultry husbandry is prosperous. The main mineral reserves are phosphate, iron ore, arenaceous quartz, salt, bauxite and others, which are found in more than 100 ore deposit locations. Among them, P mine is the most famous one, the total reserves are 4.6 billion tons. In Kunming, there is the biggest open-cut P mine. The reserve of iron-sand is 6000 tons. Salt mine in Anning covers a total area of 60 square km. and boasts a reserve of more than 10 billion tons with a high content of 60% to 70%, offering great potentials in development. The quality of quartz sand is high, it is the raw material of making high-quality glass.
The industry of Kunming is a key link in her economy. And it has complexes of machinery, metallurgy, foodstuffs, textile, building material and chemicals. Manufactures include steel and nonferrous metals, machine tools, chemicals, and cement. Copper, lead, zinc, and iron ore are mined nearby. Many products occupy important positions in China's markets. In industry, there is metallurgy, machinery, equipment, chemistry, building materials, textile, food, papermaking and so on. The machinery industry is the main part of the industry in Yunnan. The output value here can occupy 1/4 of the total industrial output in Yunnan. The precision machine tool that is produced by Kunming Machine Tool Factory is in high quality, and now , it has entered the international market. And also, there is the biggest raw material base of synthetic detergent and the largest company of phosphate fertilizer process.
Kunming is a promising tourist destination with its unmatched advantages of tourist resources and unique tourism resorts in all the four seasons. Nowadays, tourists from all over the world are streaming in for tour. Kunming has now established friendly intercity relationships with many cities in the world, greatly promoting the mutual understanding, friendly exchange, friendship and cooperation in all fields.