Our annual ranking of the world's largest corporations


Countries
Country
Rank ▾
Company Global
500
rank
City Revenues
($ millions)
1 Sinopec Group 5 Beijing 375,214
2 China National Petroleum 6 Beijing 352,338
3 State Grid 7 Beijing 259,142
4 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China 54 Beijing 109,040
5 China Construction Bank 77 Beijing 89,648
6 China Mobile Communications 81 Beijing 87,544
7 Agricultural Bank of China 84 Beijing 84,803
8 Noble Group 91 Hong Kong 80,732
9 Bank of China 93 Beijing 80,230
10 China State Construction Engineering 100 Beijing 76,024
11 China National Offshore Oil 101 Beijing 75,514
12 China Railway Construction 111 Beijing 71,443
13 China Railway Group 112 Beijing 71,263
14 Sinochem Group 113 Beijing 70,990
15 China Life Insurance 129 Beijing 67,274
16 SAIC Motor 130 Shanghai 67,255
17 Dongfeng Motor Group 142 Wuhan 62,911
18 China Southern Power Grid 152 Guangzhou 60,538
19 China FAW Group 165 Changchun 57,003
20 China Minmetals 169 Beijing 54,509
21 CITIC Group 194 Beijing 49,339
22 Baosteel Group 197 Shanghai 48,916
23 China North Industries Group 205 Beijing 48,154
24 China Communications Construction 216 Beijing 45,959
25 China Telecommunications 221 Beijing 45,170
26 China Resources National 233 Hong Kong 43,440
27 Shenhua Group 234 Beijing 43,356
28 China South Industries Group 238 Beijing 43,160
29 Ping An Insurance 242 Shenzhen 42,110
30 China Huaneng Group 246 Beijing 41,481
31 Aviation Industry Corp. of China 250 Beijing 40,835
32 China Post Group 258 Beijing 40,023
33 HeBei Iron & Steel Group 269 Shijiazhuang 38,722
34 Jardine Matheson 275 Hong Kong 37,967
35 China Metallurgical Group 280 Beijing 37,613
36 People's Insurance Co. of China 292 Beijing 36,549
37 Shougang Group 295 Beijing 36,117
38 Aluminum Corp. of China 298 Beijing 35,839
39 China National Aviation Fuel Group 318 Beijing 34,352
40 Wuhan Iron & Steel 321 Wuhan 34,260
41 Bank of Communications 326 Shanghai 33,872
42 Jizhong Energy Group 330 Xingtai 33,661
43 China United Network Communications 333 Shanghai 33,336
44 China Guodian 341 Beijing 32,580
45 Jiangsu Shagang Group 346 Zhangjiagang 32,097
46 China Railway Materials 349 Beijing 31,991
47 Huawei Investment & Holding 351 Shenzhen 31,543
48 Hutchison Whampoa 362 Hong Kong 30,023
49 China National Building Materials Group 365 Beijing 30,022
50 Sinomach 367 Beijing 29,846
51 China Datang 369 Beijing 29,603
52 Lenovo Group 370 Beijing 29,574
53 China Ocean Shipping 384 Beijing 28,797
54 Power China 390 Beijing 28,289
55 COFCO 393 Beijing 28,190
56 Henan Coal & Chemical 397 Zhengzhou 27,919
57 ChemChina 402 Beijing 27,707
58 Tewoo Group 416 Tianjin 26,411
59 China Electronics 425 Beijing 26,023
60 Zhejiang Materials Industry Group 426 Hangzhou 25,833
61 China Huadian 433 Beijing 25,270
62 China Shipbuilding Industry 434 Beijing 25,145
63 Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group 440 Shandong 24,906
64 Shanxi Coal Transportation & Sales Group 447 Taiyuan 24,533
65 China Pacific Insurance (Group) 450 Shanghai 24,429
66 China Power Investment 451 Beijing 24,400
67 Shandong Energy Group 460 Jinan City 24,131
68 Ansteel Group 462 Anshan 24,089
69 Zhejiang Geely Holding Group 475 Hangzhou 23,356
70 Greenland Holding Group 483 Shanghai 22,873
71 Xinxing Cathay International Group 484 Beijing 22,832
72 Kailuan Group 490 Tangshan 22,519
73 China Merchants Bank 498 Shenzhen 22,094
From the July 23, 2012 issue
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 132
China 73
Japan 68
Company 2011 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,200,000
China National Petroleum 1,668,072
State Grid 1,583,000
Company 2011 Profits
($ millions)
Gazprom $44,459.6
Exxon Mobil $41,060
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China $32,214.1
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