Shenzhen electronics markets

It seems that in today’s, so rapidly changing world, not using technological innovations is limiting. Most Chinese mobile phones, notebooks, displays, and other electronic products are exported, which makes China a global production base. Shenzhen being an unrivaled production area of electronics is a place that will not let you down. We recommend participating in trade fairs and visiting Shenzhen electronics markets or the factory to make a successful deal. It’s worth remembering that visits of this type should not collide with the most important Chinese holidays, which usually don’t fall on the same date every year.

About Shenzhen

Shenzhen is located in Guangdong province and directly borders Hong Kong. The population of the city is over 10 million people, constituting 1/10 of the total population of the megalopolis of the Pearl River Delta. There, in 1980 the first special economic zone in China was created, intensively stimulating economic growth. The city lies on one of the world’s largest seaports.

An interesting fact is that Houston became the first sister city of Shenzhen.

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Shenzhen electronics production area – electronics capital of China

Shenzhen is now one of the most prosperous cities in the world, mainly due to the profits from the electronics industry. The city itself and its surroundings are filled with countless manufacturers and suppliers of electronics. Below are some of the places located in Shenzhen with a wide range of electronics.

North Huaqiang is the area of concentration of many centers and electronics sales points. It covers an area of about 70 million m2. The centers are accessible thanks to the extensive metro line.


Shenzhen electronics markets

  • Seg Electronic Plaza

Well-known center with a size of almost 170,000 m2 and a height of over 300 meters. Due to its dimensions, it became the landmark of the city. It’s recognized that products from this center are better than from others. Here, on eight floors, you’ll find all kinds of electronics like computers, laptops, cameras, and gadgets. The center has been called “the number one among Asian centers”.

Location: Huaqiang Bei, Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


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  • Huaqiang Electronic World

Established in 1998, it is currently the second-largest center offering electronics in Shenzhen. Among the proposed products, you can find components, accessories, LED lighting, and second-hand electronic devices. The center provides repair of electronics.

Location: 1015 Huaqiang Bei, Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


  • Yuanwang Digital Mall

One of the largest wholesale markets offering refurbished cell phones from unofficial sources. At 30,000 m2 exhibitors offer digital cameras, cameras, stereo systems, MP3 and DVD players, home cinema, walkie-talkies, mobile phones, laptops, network products, as well as printers, scanners, computer monitors, and many more.

Location: 2006 Huaqiang Bei, Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


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  • SED Electronic Communication Market

The place offers smartphones and tablets with Android, as well as cases for phones, iPads, and many more.

Location: Sangda Building Podium, Huaqiang Bei, Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


  • Zhongdian Digital Mall

This center is in a different district of the city than those described earlier. Among other things, there are MP3 and MP4 players, USB devices, and floors from 3 to 6 are dedicated to earphones, headphones, and speakers.

Location: Tiegangxi 1, Baoan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China



Shenzhen electronics trade fairs

Many trade fairs of electronic devices and their components take place each year in Shenzhen, each time presenting technological innovations, which inspires competition to improve their products. Below we describe selected fairs.

  • Sign China

Location: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China


The fair will show products such as laser engraving, traditional and digital signage, large format printers and materials for indoor and outdoor printing, inkjet printers, advertising displays, LED displays, LED lighting, OLED, and digital signage.

  • International Signs & Led Exhibition

Location: Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, Shenzhen, China


The exhibition aims to build professional solutions for intelligent advertising and LEDs for the entire industrial chain. It strives to become a comprehensive platform for the purchase of top products.

  • International Touch & Flexible Display / Full Screen Exhibition

Location: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China


The fair will present products such as curved 3D glass, flexible touch displays (wirelessly charged), intelligent medical devices, VR / AR technology, and many more.

  • China International Optoelectronic Exposition

Location: Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, Shenzhen, China


Top optoelectronic products and their components will be presented during the fair. They will respond to the users’ requirements concerning the development of the 5G network and the Internet of Things.

  • Elexcon

Location: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China


Fairs will present new technologies in the area of smart homes, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, offering various types of smart vehicles and electronic components, sensors, and wireless modules.

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Shenzhen electronics markets: a guide

How to get to Shenzhen?

Shenzhen is located in a strategic place. The distance to Hong Kong is about 50 km, and Guangzhou – 100 km.

From Bao’an Airport in Shenzhen to the city center you can get to the subway, bus, taxi, and shuttle bus. The metro operates from 6 to midnight, and the journey takes 30 min and costs from 2 to 30 RMB. Buses run to many points in the city. A shuttle bus costs 20 RMB.

When getting from Guangzhou to Shenzhen, you can choose a bus/coach or high-speed train. The travel time by bus of a single journey is around 2 hours and costs around 60 RMB. The intercity bus from Guangzhou airport reaches Shenzhen in 3 hours. The fare costs around 100 RMB. The journey by train takes from half an hour to one and a half an hour; the train runs from around 6 AM until 10 PM every day. The ticket fare ranges from 80 to 100 yuan depending on what standard seat you book.

You can get from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen by ferry, train, bus, and taxi. A taxi ride costs about 150 HKD. By ferry, you can get to Shenzhen Shekou and Fuyong in about half an hour. Coaches also run to Shenzhen. The journey by train takes about 80 minutes and costs about 60 HKD. The fastest option is a high-speed train; the price varies depending on the selected class. The cheapest option is to choose a bus (around 30 HKD), the journey takes about 1.5 hours.

If you want to avoid the hassle of getting a general visa to China, it would be beneficial to get the Shenzhen 5-day Visa on Arrival.


How to get around Shenzhen?

The easiest and most convenient way to get around Shenzhen is to take the metro. It runs every 3 minutes and is open until 23. Depending on the distance, the fare ranges from 2 to 10 RMB.

Few taxi drivers speak English, so you need to prepare information about the destination in characters. Tariffs start at 10 RMB for the first 2 km, then 0.65 RMB for every 250 m. The tariff is higher at night. An additional fee of RMB 3 for fuel is added to the bill.

The cost of a bus ticket is from 1 RMB up to 10 RMB. There are over 900 lines and stations are announced in English.

Above we presented Shenzhen electronics markets. If you are also interested in other production regions in China, check out our other guides.