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East Asia Business

Fueled by one of the most successful regional economies in the world, East Asia Business opportunities abound. Major contributors to high economic growth include favorable political and legal environments for industry and commerce, abundant natural resources, and most importantly, a large pool of skilled, relatively low-cost and adaptable labor.

Traditionally comprised of export-driven economies, East Asia's growing prosperity has increased its own domestic demand for consumer goods and services of all kinds. Its an evolution that helps insulate the region from the vagaries of the world economy. Growing affluence and consumption within a region of 1.5 billion people (22% of the global population) is also a proverbial "gold-mine" for any East Asia business with the ability to tap into this enormous and ever-expanding market.

 

East Asia

To explore the diverse range of business opportunities throughout East Asia, use the drop down menu above, or simply scroll through the list of respective countries.

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China

population (2011): 1,336,718,015

population growth rate: 0.493%

median age: 35.5 years

language: Modern Standard Mandarin

area: 9,596,961 km² (3,705,407 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $7,600

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • mining, ore processing
  • transport equipment (auto, rail, air)
  • consumer products, apparel,...
  Macau flag

Macau

population (2011): 573,003

population growth rate: 0.879%

median age: 36.2 years

official languages: Chinese, Portuguese

area: 28.2 km² (10.9 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $33,000

key industries

  • clothing, textiles, footwear
  • electronics
  • toys
  • tourism, gambling

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Mongolia

population (2011): 3,133,318

population growth rate: 1.489%

median age: 26.2 years

official language: Mongolian

area: 1,564,116 km² (603,909 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $3,600

key industries

  • food, processing animal products
  • cashmere, natural fiber
  • mining (coal, copper, tungsten,..)
  • construction, construction material
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Hong Kong

population (2011): 7,122,508

population growth rate: 0.448%

median age: 43.4 years

official languages: Chinese, English

area: 1,104 km² (426 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $45,900

key industries

  • textiles, clothing
  • electronics, watches, clocks
  • plastic toys
  • banking, shipping, tourism
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South Korea

population (2011): 48,754,657

population growth rate: 0.23%

median age: 38.4 years

official language: Korean

area: 99,720 km² (38,502 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $30,000

key industries

  • chemical production
  • steel, auto production, shipbuilding
  • electronics
  • telecommunications
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Japan

population (2011): 126,475,664

population growth rate: -0.278%

median age: 44.8 years

national language: Japanese

area: 377,915 km² (145,914 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $34,000

key industries

  • agriculture, fishing, food processing
  • electronics, textiles, chemicals
  • motor vehicles, transport equipment
  • nonferrous metals, machine tools
  Taiwan flag

Taiwan

population (2011): 23,071,779

population growth rate: 0.193%

median age: 37.6 years

official language: Mandarin Chinese

area: 35,980 km² (13,892 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $35,700

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • electronics, IT products
  • oil refining, chemical production
  • iron & steel, machinery, armaments