One of the advices which experts give to importers is to correlate the supplier’s location with the industry geography in China. This is an easy way to estimate if this is a trading company or a real factory which would normally be situated in an area typical for this particular industry.
As in the rest of the world, factories in China tend to be situated in regions where there is an available resource base, good markets, easy and affordable transport system, cheap energy and not expensive labor force. Main factories in China for consumer products are based in the provinces of Fujian, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Hebei, Liaoning, Heilongjiang and Anhui.
Today western and central parts of China are still inferior to the development level of the modern districts of south and eastern parts most of which are Coastal China provinces.
Northern Zone of China: primarily contain the cities of state subordination - Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Hebei.
In Beijing there is a high development of electronic computer industry, pharmaceutics.
Leading industries in Tianjin are - automotive and mechanical equipment industry; microelectronics and communications equipment; marine chemical and petrochemical industry, steel products. Tianjin - one of the largest ports in China, with the largest container terminal.
Shandong is often characterized as an energy base of the country, as well as an important point of transcontinental bridge from Asia to Europe.
Hebei is one of the centers for textiles and light industry, pharmaceuticals, electronics.
Based in the eastern part of China, Shanghai city is its economic and commercial center. The leading industries include machinery, communications equipment, chemical and metallurgical industries.
The province Jiangsu is famous for mechanical, electronic, petrochemical industries as well as automobile. Zhangjiang is well-known for textiles, clothing and footwear, electronics, pharmaceuticals and many other industries.
Southern Zone of China includes Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian and others. Guangdong is famous for many kinds of production and is one of most highly developed zones of China. Among the industries are household appliances, plastic products, clothing, textiles, and electronics. Fujian has a similar production base, which is also supplemented by petrochemicals, engineering, construction, building materials industries.
North-East China Zone comprises Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces. Liaoning - is one of the developed industrial centers of the country. Currently, the main sectors of the economy here are petrochemicals, metallurgy, mechanical engineering, information technologies.
In Jilin there are enterprises operating in automotive, petrochemical industries, as well as food, pharmaceutical and electronics industries.
The industrial complex of Heilongjiang province covers automotive, chemical, electronics, food and pharmaceutical industries.
North-West Area of China includes in its membership Gansu, Shaanxi and others. Shaanxi is a big industrial center with developed industries of electronics, pharmaceuticals.
The basis of the industrial complex Gansu are non-ferrous metallurgy, power, petrochemical, machinery, building materials manufacturing.
Hebei and Hunan are provinces of Central China area. Hebei is one of centers of Chinese chemical, metallurgy, construction, engineering and food industries. Metallurgy, machinery, electronics, food and energy industries, construction materials are the main production areas of Hunan.
South-West Zone of China are Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Chongqing and others. Industrial structure of Guizhou contains China's largest aluminum processing plants, electronic industry, instrument, tobacco and distillery industries are also well developed. The main directions of Sichuan are telecommunication, hydropower, engineering, metallurgy, medical and pharmaceutical industries. Pharmaceuticals is the main production category of Chongqing, more than half of enterprises in the city are engaged in this industry.
As one can see, China covers a great deal of industry directions thus attracts millions of buyers from the rest of the world to its numerous fairs, including specialized ones where you can find exhibitors from the product industry you have interest for.
|Zhongshan||Electromechanics, lighting, package|
|Hebei||Hejian||Thermal insulation materials|
|Jinjiang||Sport leather footwear|
|Putian||Processing of jasper|
|Hunan||Liuyang||Fireworks and firecrackers|
|Liling||Arts and crafts|
|Dandong||Instruments and meters|
|Hubei||Yichang||Phosphorus, chemistry industry|
|Jiangsu||Shengze||Silk and textiles|
|Wuxi||Micro electronics, solar energy|
|Yixing||Tires and cable, tea|
|Yinxing||Equipment for environmental protection|
|Haining||Leather products, knitwear|
|Chongfu||Fur and leather|
|Pinhu||Optics, mechanics, electronics|
|Luqiao||Solid waste management|
|Pingyang||Plastic, cloth packaging|
|Henan||Gongyi||Aluminium products, refractory materials|