Rank 2011: 8
Rank 2010: 7
GDP: 5.27 trillion yuan (US$815.94 billion)
Permanent population: 105. 05 million
Guangdong Province's GDP per capita rose from 44,736 yuan (US$6,608) to 50,141 yuan (US$7,763) in 2011. It reached the level of upper middle income countries or regions in the world. According to the Economist Magazine, Guangdong's GDP per capita in 2010 was close to that of Kazakhstan (at purchasing-power parity).
Guangdong's GDP in 2011 was 5.27 trillion yuan (US$815.94 billion), a 10 percent increase over 2010. It remained the bellwether in this respect for the third consecutive year in China. The province was the first in the country to have its GDP surpass 5 trillion yuan (US$774.14 billion), which accounted for about 11 percent of the national total. In 2011, the province registered 26,897 yuan (US$4,164) in per capita disposable income of urban households and 9,372 yuan (US$1,451) in per capita net income of rural households, an increase of 12.6 percent and 18.8 percent respectively. Its GDP in 2011 exceeded that of Netherlands in 2010 at US$783.41 billion, which was ranked 16th in the world by the World Bank.