Guangzhou is the third largest city in China and a main manufacturing hub of the Pearl River Delta. Its reputation as a leading industrial base as well as an export processing base for a wide range of products contributed markedly to the country's export growth. The China Import and Export Fair, also called "Canton Fair", is held every year in April and October by China's Ministry of Commerce. In recent years, Guangzhou has become one of the three auto manufacturing bases in China. The number of sedan cars produced in Guangdong reached 1.1 million in 2010, accounting for nearly 12% of the national total. The plant set up by Honda in 1998 initiated the autos and parts cluster in Guangzhou, and was joined later by Nissan and Toyota, and business cars specialist Hyundai . In addition to autos and parts, the city's other major industry clusters include transport equipment, electrical products, electronics, chemicals, garments, textiles, business services, software, and toys.
Located at the forefront of the Pearl River Delta and on the border with Hong Kong to the south, Shenzhen is China's first Special Economic Zone and full-fledged hi-tech center. It boasts one of the most robust and fastest growing economies in China with about 30% average annual GDP growth in the past three decades. In 2010, Shenzhen's GDP per capita was 95,000 RMB (US$14,615), making it one of the richest of all Chinese cities. Shenzhen has built a characteristic economy featuring hi-tech industries, logistics, finance and information services. It is home to some of China's most successful quality brand high-tech companies, such as BYD and Huawei. The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) is one of the PRC's two stock exchanges. The market capitalization of its listed companies was about US $1.3 trillion in 2010.