Guangzhou is the capital and largest city in Guangdong, China's largest provincial economy. It is also one of the nation's top four first-tier cities along with Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen and therefore a leading manufacturing and commercial hub. With a population of 12.7 million, the city's GDP grew 10.5% to RMB1.36 trillion in 2012, making it the third city after Shanghai and Beijing. The most important annual event in Guangzhou is the China Import and Export Fair, commonly known as the Canton Fair, which is organized by the Ministry of Commerce to promote China's foreign trade.

Guangzhou Quick Facts
  • Area
    7435 km2
  • Population:
  • Gross domestic product:
    1060.45 billion RMB
  • GDP growth:
  • Fixed Asset Investment:
    266.00 billion RMB
  • Utilized Foreign Direct Investment:
    3.98 billion US$
  • Imports:
    55.39 billion US$
  • Exports:
    48.38 billion US$

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Top 5 Guangzhou Companies

    Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group Co (SHA: 600991, HKG: 2238)

    China Southern Airlines Ltd (NYSE: ZHN, SHA: 600029, HKG: 1055)

    Guangdong Foreign Trade Group (SHA: 600866, 600183, SHE: 000973, 002400)

    Guangzhou Railway Group (SHA: 601333, HKG: 0525)

    Guangzhou Yudean Group Co (SHE: 000539)

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