China’s Twenty Biggest Stocks

From the Fortune 500, here are the biggest Chinese companies on the stock market:

  1. Sinopec
  2. PetroChina
  3. ICBC
  4. China Construction Bank
  5. Agricultural Bank of China
  6. Bank of China
  7. China Mobile Communications
  8. Noble Group
  9. China State Construction Engineering
  10. CNOOC
  11. China Railway Construction
  12. China Railway Group
  13. SAIC Motor
  14. China Life Insurance
  15. Dongfeng Motor Group
  16. China Shenghua Energy
  17. Ping An Insurance
  18. China Telecom
  19. China Communications Construction
  20. Bank of Communications
  21. Jardine Matheson
  22. Aluminum Corp. of China

Here they are with with their turnover and profits (US$bn). They are ranked by turnover, not profits or market cap. Companies which are struck-through and italicized are state-owned enterprises, to give a sense of their importance to their Chinese economy.

# Company Turnover Profit
1 Sinopec Group 428.2 8.2
2 PetroChina 408.6 18.2
State Grid 298.4 12.3
3 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 133.6 37.8
4 China Construction Bank 113.4 30.6
5 Agricultural Bank of China 103.5 23.0
6 Bank of China 98.4 22.1
7 China Mobile Communications 96.9 11.9
8 Noble Group 94.0 0.5
9 China State Construction Engineering 90.6 1.3
10 CNOOC 83.5 7.7
11 China Railway Construction 77.2 0.8
12 China Railway Group 76.7 1.2
13 SAIC Motor 76.2 3.3
14 China Life Insurance 73.7 -1.7
Sinochem Group 71.8 0.8
China Southern Power Grid 66.7 1.0
China FAW Group 64.9 2.6
15 Dongfeng Motor Group 61.7 1.3
China North Industries Group 58.0 0.7
CITIC Group 55.4 4.8
16 China Shenhua Energy 54.5 6.2
17 Ping An Insurance 53.8 3.2
18 China Telecommunications 53.4 1.1
China Resources National 52.4 1.9
China Minmetals 51.8 0.7
China Post Group 50.9 4.1
China South Industries Group 48.0 0.2
Aviation Industry Corp. of China 47.4 1.0
19 China Communications Construction 47.3 1.0
Baosteel Group 45.7 0.9
China Huaneng Group 44.3 0.1
20 Bank of Communications 43.1 9.3
People’s Insurance Co. of China 40.8 1.1
China Unicom 40.6 0.4
21 Jardine Matheson 39.6 1.7
Hebei Iron & Steel Group 39.3 -0.2
22 Aluminum Corp. of China 38.8 -0.8

These are the twenty stocks this website will be mostly keeping an eye on, as well news from state-owned enterprises and up-and-coming companies like Lenovo, Tencent and Sina.

EDIT

Further reading has shown me that China National Petroleum and Shenhua Group should be on the stock list, through their subsidiaries PetroChina and China Shenhua Energy. (This is one of the difficulties of the Chinese economy, where corporations can be state-owned and listed on the stock market). I have therefore updated the list of the top 20 stocks, with Jardine Matheson and Aluminum Corp of China being displaced. Apologies for any confusion at my error.

9 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s