The Consulate General of Switzerland in Guangzhou promotes the Swiss economic interests in its consular area. In order to implement this task, it maintains contact with relevant local authorities, collaborates with Swiss Business Hub to support the Swiss companies and assists Swiss and Chinese delegations.

The economic situation of the six provinces within the consular area varies significantly. While cities in the Pearl River Delta (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, etc) represent a major industrial and trade center in China and enjoy a vigorous development, other regions, such as the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, have wide rural areas and have more primary sector oriented economies.

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Guangzhou is monitoring the economic development in its consular area by publishing an annual factsheet on the economic situation within each of the 6 provinces and some specific areas.