29 Nov 2016
Zhongshan (Guangdong) City Information
|Major Economic Indicators (2015)|
|Land Area (km2)||1,783.67|
|GDP (RMB billion)||310.0|
|GDP Per Capita (RMB)||94,030|
|Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)||108.7|
|Utilised FDI (USD million)||456.8|
|Exports (USD million)||28,007|
|Imports (USD million)||7,594|
Source: Guangdong Statistical Yearbook 2016
Zhongshan lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta. The city is accessible by a number of highways and ferry services. Zhongshan port is a major port in the Guangdong Province, providing daily ferry service to Hong Kong.
Zhongshan ranked the 27th among the top 100 most competitive cities in China by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2016.
The industry sector accounted for 52% of the GDP in 2015. Pillar industries in the city include electronic information, textiles, electric machinery, chemicals and metal products manufacturing. Zhongshun Group, Vatti, Victoria Harbour Restaurant Group and China Chant are examples of leading private enterprises in the city.
Zhongshan’s services sector is also well developed. In particular the city is famous for its wholesale distribution of lighting products and furniture.
Major Industrial Park / Development Zone
Zhongshan Torch High-tech Industrial Development Zone (state-level)
Target industries: Automobiles and auto parts, bio-pharmaceuticals, packaging, information technology, chemicals
Major investors: Canon, Wistron, Sumitomo Electric, China Ship-building Industry Corp, Minyang