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Located at the crossroads of the Han and Yangtze rivers, Wuhan serves as the capital of Hubei province. Virtually equidistant from Guangzhou and Beijing, Wuhan is widely considered to be one of the most important industrial, financial, commercial and educational hubs in central China. Wuhan’s main imports from the U.S. are machinery and electric products, medical instruments, and agricultural products. According to Dezan Shira, in 2008, imports increased by 45.3 percent to US $6.9 billion and exports rose 35.8 percent to US $7billion. These figures highlight Wuhan’s emergence as a potential growth market for American exporters.

Leading Industries

Traditionally, the city has always been an important manufacturing hub and it now hosts a number of major players in the Chinese automobile industry as well as in iron and steel. Wuhan aims to be an “Oriental Detroit” and has thus focused on developing many support facilities and parts manufacturers for its automotive industry. These include US firms like Cummins, which manufactures auto-components. The city also features a number of companies and R & D firms that specialize in telecommunications, laser technology and microelectronics. Wuhan’s industries also include opto-electronics, pharmaceuticals and biological engineering. In addition to the industries listed above, the city is also home to the country's second-largest concentration of metallurgical facilities. Furthermore, Wuhan is a center for the production of textiles, food products, heavy machinery, glass, cement, fertilizer, electronics and packaging & printing equipment.

Development Zones and Ports

o Wuhan East Lake High-Tech Development Zone

o Yangluo Development Zone

o Wuhan Port

  • 2nd biggest inland river port in China

Trade Leads

The Commercial Service and its partner, the China Council for Promotion of International Trade, are constantly developing new trade leads. To search for leads in Wuhan and the north China region, visit our trade leads database.

Contact Information

U.S. Commercial Service - Beijing

No. 55 An Jia Lou Road, Chaoyang District

Beijing 100600, China

Tel: (86-10) 8531-3000

Fax: (86-10) 8531-3701

Email: Beijing.Office.Box@trade.gov