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Economic Basis

Since 1979 when China started to implement reform and opening-up policy, Dongguan's GDP has risen by 20% annually, emerging as one of the fastest growing cities throughout China. In 2010, Dongguan's GDP reached 424.6 billion yuan and its economic aggregate ranked fourth in Guangdong, accounting for 10% of economic aggregate of the province. In recent years, Dongguan has been chosen as “Most Economically Vigorous City of China”, “Top 100 with Preferable Investment Conditions of China”, “Typical Brand City of China”, “Best Tourist City of China”, “Clean City of China”, “Paragon City for Forestation of China”, “International Garden Metropolis” and “Most Investment Preferable City for Multinationals 2006” by relevant organizations at home and abroad. Regarding the comprehensive economic strength, Dongguan ranks 12th among large-size and middle-size metropolises throughout China and has an increasing influence at home and abroad.

Major Economic Index for Dongguan in 2010

Major economic index Data
GDP 424.6 billion RMB
Total import and export 121.3 billion USD
Total import 51.7 billion USD
Total export 69.6 billion USD
Fiscal revenues 78.5 billion RMB
Total fixed capital investment 111.5 billion RMB
Urban residents average disposal income 36,350 RMB
Total social retail consumption products 110.8 billion RMB


Dongguan is a newly-rising industrialized city in China, which is well-known for its developed manufacturing and industrial chain. Meanwhile, it is an international manufacturing base with pillar industries of electronic information, communication equipment, textile and garment, furniture, building material, toy, paper-making, food and beverage, hardware and plastics, etc. Take Dongguan’s IT industry for example, more than 3700 enterprises establish an important manufacturing base and sourcing center of IT products in the world.

What's New

Mayor of Dongguan city, Yuan Baocheng, met the Hungarian delegation led by Istvan Uihelyi, vice chairman of Hungary Parliament, on November 18th.
China Foreign Trade E-Commerce Meet ing & The 2nd FTF Annual Meeting 2012 was held in Song Shan Lake, central part of Dongguan city, on November 8th.
China Processing Trade Products Fair (CPTPF), held from September 16 to 19, consisted of 10 special events such as the high-level forum for development of processing trade, high-level dialog of circulation trade enterprises and processing trade enterprises and procurement linkage, which increased the influence and effectiveness of CPTPF and achieved a win-win deal.
Humen Port succeeded in attracting the project of South China Petrochemical Trading Center, up to 3 billion RMB, at a recent promotion in Shenzhen.