The city of Jiangmen [Photo/VCG]
Major social and economic indicators (2018)
Area: 9,507 sq km
Gross domestic product (GDP): 290 billion yuan ($43.26 billion)
GDP per capita: 63,000 yuan
Value of total merchandise trade: 147.33 billion yuan
Value of export: 112.31 billion yuan
Value of import: 35.02 billion yuan
Industrial structure (% of GDP):
Primary industry (agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, fishery): 7.0% of GDP
Secondary Industry (industrial and construction): 48.5% of GDP
Tertiary industry (service industry): 44.5% of GDP
Port cargo Throughput: 93.69 million tons
Visitors received: 27.23 million passenger trips
Note: the above figures are provided by relevant Guangdong provincial and municipal government departments.
Located in the western part of the Pearl River Delta, Jiangmen adjoins Zhongshan and Zhuhai to the east, Yangjiang to the west, Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhaoqing, and Yunfu to the north, as well as South China Sea to the south. It is also close to Hong Kong and Macao.
Development of Jiangmen's strategic emerging industries is rapid. The emerging industries include new energy, new lighting, new materials, high-end equipment manufacturing, and green household appliances. Jiangmen also has a fairly comprehensive industrial system, with motorcycles and auto parts manufacturing, textiles and garments, papermaking, shipbuilding, food, packaging materials, bathroom accessories and sanitary hardware, printing, and electromechanics as pillar industries.
Jiangmen is an important source of supply of agricultural products and by-products for the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong, and Macao. It is the first agricultural cooperation pilot zone with Taiwan in Guangdong province.
There are eight expressways connecting Jiangmen with other places, namely Foshan-Kaiping, Kaiping-Yangjiang, Xinhui-Taishan, Jiangmen-Heshan, Zhongshan-Jiangmen, Jiangmen-Zhuhai, Jiangmen-Zhaoqing, and the western costal expressways. Since the Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity Railway came into operation, Jiangmen has been integrated into the "one-hour economic circle" of the Greater Pearl River Delta. Jiangmen has two national first-class cargo ports, namely Xinhui Port and Taishan Guanghai Port. Yinzhouhu waters can accommodate vessels of over 10,000 tons.
Major development areas
Jiangmen High-Tech Industrial Development Zone
Xinhui Economic Development Zone
Taishan Guanghai Bay Industrial Park
Role in the Greater Bay Area
According to the development plan of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Jiangmen is positioned as one of the seven key node cities of the area. It is expected to: fully leverage its strength; deepen reform and innovation; enhance its composite strength, and develop itself into a city with distinct characteristics, complementary positioning and strong competitiveness; to enhance coordination in development; strengthen interaction and cooperation with the core cities; drive the development of towns nearby with distinct characteristics; and jointly raise the development quality of the city cluster.
Key words for Jiangmen in the Greater Bay Area
Support Jiangmen in establishing the Greater Guanghai Bay economic zone in cooperation with Hong Kong and Macao, and expand the scope of cooperation in areas such as finance, tourism, cultural and creative industries, e-commerce, marine economy, vocational education, and healthcare.
Expedite the development of the Yinhu Bay coastal area of Jiangmen, and form an aggregation area of international corporations in the energy conservation and environmental protection industries, as well as an entrepreneurship and innovation platform for attracting investment and talents targeted at residents of Hong Kong and Macao, as well as overseas Chinese worldwide.
Entrepreneurship & employment:
Push forward the development of the innovation and entrepreneurial bases for overseas Chinese in Jiangmen and Zengcheng.
Support Jiangmen in developing into an important cultural exchange and cooperation platform for overseas Chinese.
Information about industry and transport is courtesy of bayarea.gov.hk.