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China's top 500 firms unveiled

(CRI Online)    07:32, September 03, 2018

The list of the top 500 Chinese firms has been unveiled on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the 2018 Top500 Enterprises Summit hosted by the China Enterprise Confederation and China Enterprise Directors Association, reports the People's Daily.

The 2018 Top500 Enterprises Summit was held in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province from September 1 to 2, 2018. [Photo: ce.cn]

The 2018 Top500 Enterprises Summit was held in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province from September 1 to 2, 2018. [Photo: ce.cn]

The total revenues of the 500 companies on this year's list comes in at roughly 71 trillion yuan (around 10 trillion US dollars), equaling 86% of China's overall GDP this past year. State Grid, Sinopec and PetroChina top the list, with more than 2 trillion yuan each in business revenues.

172 companies on the list have incomes of more than 100 billion yuan, 15 more than were on the list last year.

The most lucrative firms are found in the finance, telecom, internet and real estate sectors.

Seven of the 10 most profitable companies on the list are banks.

One third of the 500 companies are based in Beijing, Shandong and Jiangsu Provinces. Huawei, Founder Group and China Unicom hold the most patents among the companies on the list.

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(Web editor: Liang Jun, Bianji)

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