Members

By end of 2015, there are 3,404 county and above-county-level federations of industry and commerce, a rise of 10 over end of 2014. This includes 333 prefecture federations of industry and commerce, 2,829 county federations of industry and commerce, and 41 federations of industry in the municipal districts, administrative districts and economic development zones not yet listed as the country’s administrative regions, as well as 14 division-level and 154 regiment-level federations of industry and commerce in the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.   

By end of 2015, there are 41,679 chambers of commerce associated to various levels of federations of industry and commerce, up 12.7% over end of 2014. Chambers of commerce of an industry account for 30.4% of the total number of chambers of commerce, rural township chambers of commerce 38.2%, neighborhood chambers of commerce 9.3%, non-residential chambers of commerce 14.0%, and market chambers of commerce and other types 8.1%.   

By end of 2015, ACFIC has 4,385,663 members, up 10.5% over 2014, including 2,314,582 corporate members (52.8%), 55,689 group members (1.3%), and 2,015,392 individual members (45.9%) of which, there are 1,612,605 individual merchants and 36,067 former industrialists. 54.8% of ACFIC members belong to county and below-level federations of industry and commerce, and 37.5% come from chambers of commerce.

The top five provinces in terms of memberships in 2015 are Guangdong (288,762), Jiangsu (274,206), Liaoning (260,396), Henan (251,988) and Shanxi (250,572). 

By end of 2015, the corporate members of federations of industry and commerce account for 10.6% of the country’s total number of enterprises, while the private enterprise members of federations of industry and commerce account for 10.2% of the country’s total number of private enterprises.

The top five industrial sectors in terms of corporate memberships are manufacturing (609,900), catering and dining (463,027), information transmission, software and information technology (191,515), agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishing (177,401), and service for local residents, repair and other service industry (171,846). Water conservancy, environment and public facilities administration, scientific research, technological service, transport, storage and postal service have witnessed fast growth.