Luzhou has always been a hub of economic activities in the tri-province border area of Sichuan, Yunnan, and Guizhou.
It has a long history in the wine industry. Luzhou Vintage and Gulin Lang Wine are, perhaps, more suited to the local taste (a tactful way of phrasing it) but the wine is exported all over China. The area boasts the oldest wine brewery:Luzhou Cellar-Aged Brewery was constructed in the reign of Wanli in the Ming Dynasty (1573)
Luzhou is also one of the nine largest machine building industry production bases in China and the manufacturing center of entirely hydraulic truck crane and excavator.
Among the cities along Yangtze River, Luzhou enjoys the second largest production of entirely hydraulic truck machine and is positioned neatly just next to Shanghai.
Chemical industry is the largest and most promising pillar industry of Luzhou, especially the natural gas industry. Luzhou is one of the 16 largest chemical industry bases and 16 fine chemical industry bases decided by the National Ministry of Chemical Industry.