It far outpaced the country's 6.9-percent GDP growth, the slowest annual expansion in a quarter of a century.
Chongqing has maintained double-digit growth for three consecutive years. Its GDP reached 1.57 trillion yuan (239.6 billion U.S. dollars) in 2015, Zhang Fumin, deputy head of the municipal bureau of statistics, said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
A boom in the auto and electronics industries, which grew by 20 percent and 10 percent respectively year on year, contributed to the growth, according to Zhang.
Following the booming of auto and electronics industries in Chongqing, SF EXPO 2016, Chongqing (China) International Surface Finishing, Electroplating and Coating Exhibition will be held in Chongqing International Expo Center(Yuelai New City), anticipating nearly 300 qualified surface finishing suppliers for southwest market and over 10,000 visitors.