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Dongguan (Guangdong) City Information

Major Economic Indicators (2015)
Land Area (km2) 2,465
Population (million) 8.25
GDP (RMB billion) 627.5
GDP Per Capita (RMB) 75,616
GDP Composition
Primary Industry 0.3%
Secondary Industry 46.6%
   Industry 45.3%
Tertiary Industry 53.1%
Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion) 218.5
Utilised FDI (USD billion) 5.3
Exports (USD billion) 103.6
Imports (USD billion) 63.9

Source: Guangdong Statistical Yearbook 2016

General Introduction

Dongguang lies in the east of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) between Shenzhen and Guangzhou. It ranked the 14th most competitive city in China in 2016 according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Dongguang has a convenient highway and railway network. It is designated as a regional hub in MOFCOM’s development plan (2015-2020) of distributive trade and logistics.

Dongguang Railway Port, located in Changping, is a class I port handling international cargos. It is connected with the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway and the Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou Railway. The China-Europe Railway Express (CR Express) linking Dongguan with Europe by fast-track cargo rail was launched in 2016. Dongguan Humen river port also provides frequent freight service to international markets via Hong Kong.

Though Dongguan has no airport of its own, the city is easily accessible by air, as five international airports, namely Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Macau International Airport and Zhuhai International Airport, are all within its reach within two hours.

Economic Features

Dongguan’s economy is driven by an export oriented manufacturing sector. The industry sector accounted for 45% of its GDP in 2015. The five pillar industries in Dongguan are electronic information, machinery, textiles and garments, food and beverage processing and paper making.

A comprehensive and versatile supply chain for computers has been established in Dongguan. Major industry players such as Samsung, Hitachi, Sony, Nokia and Philips have invested in Dongguan.

With a view to expedite transformation and upgrading of the city’s export processing trade industry, the Songshan Lake New and High Technology Development Zone (松山湖高新技術產業開發區) was approved by the State Council in 2010. Apart from information technology, a number of innovative and high value-added industries such as industrial robots, new energy vehicles and e-commerce have been growing in the development zone.

Modern services such as logistics, exhibition and auction have been developing fast in Dongguan. Services accounted for 53% of Dongguan’s GDP in 2015. Retail and finance also play an important role in the city’s service sector.

Major Industrial Park / Development Zone

Dongguan Songshanlake Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone (State-level)

Target industries: Electronic information, bio-technology, robot, advanced manufacturing, modern service

Major investors: Huawei, CIMC, Shengyi Technology, Guangdong East Power Co., Ltd.

Website: www.ssl.gov.cn/dgssl/index.htm



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