Shanghai Chongming Industrial Zone

    Rating     B
    Year of Establishment     1996
    Land Area     10 km2
    Location     Chongming County, Shanghai
    GDP     RMB 1.27 billion
    FDI     US$6 million (2008)
    Utilized FDI     N.A
    Major Investors     Shanghai Binfeng Plastic Products, Shanghai Dahua Medical Instruments, Shanghai Guangxin Automation Meters, Shanghai Panzhihua Equipment Manufacturing
    Major Industies Encouraged     Machinery, electronics, textiles
Source: Administration Committee of Shanghai Chongming Industrial Zone

Shanghai Chongming Industrial Zone (Shanghai Chongming IZ) is located in the western part of China’s third-largest island, Chongming Island, in Shanghai. The zone was approved by the Shanghai municipal government in 1996 to be a municipal-level development zone, and has a total area of 10 sq km.

Shanghai Chongming IZ is 50 km from Shanghai Port, which ranked second after Singapore in the world in terms of container throughput in 2012. The zone is 70 km from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and 60 km from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. The Shanghai Railway Station is 55 km from the zone. The zone is close to the main harbor of Chongming Nanmen Port, which offers daily ferries to downtown Shanghai. The Shanghai Chongming International Cargo Harbor, also close to the park, commenced operation in 2004, and has an annual cargo throughput capacity of 50,000 tons.

Investment Climate
Shanghai Chongming IZ encourages investment in the machinery, electronics and textile industries. In 2012, its gross industrial output reached RMB 1.27 billion. The sales revenue in the zone totaled RMB 1.24 billion in 2012.

Major investors include Shanghai Binfeng Plastic Products, Shanghai Dahua Medical Instruments, Shanghai Guangxin Automation Meters and Shanghai Panzhihua Equipment Manufacturing.

Shanghai Dahua Medical Instruments, established in 2003 in Chongming Industrial Zone, was the first maker of disposable medical appliances in China. With registered capital of RMB 50 million, the firm’s facilities cover an area of 31,680 sq m.

Investment Cost
Winning Edge and Limitation
Winning Edge
  • Shanghai is the economic hub in mainland China.
  • The zone enjoys convenient access to waterway transportation. Shanghai Chongming International Cargo Harbor is close to the zone, while Shanghai Port is just 50 km away.
  • Land costs in the zone are lower than in other development zones in Shanghai.

  • The zone faces competition from other development zones in Shanghai.
  • Compared with other development zones in Shanghai, the highway and railway network in Shanghai Chongming IZ is less convenient.
  • The economic scale of the zone is relatively small. The zone lacks investment from large domestic and international companies.

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