The 124th China Import and Export Fair (hereinafter referred to as the "Canton Fair") opened today in Guangzhou. Xu Bing, a spokesman for the Canton Fair and vice director of the China Foreign Trade Center, said at a press conference on the 14th that the total area of the exhibition was 1.185 million square meters, with a total of 60,645 booths and 25,583 exhibitors at home and abroad.
The Export Fair has 51 exhibition areas with a total of 59 647 booths and 24 947 exhibitors for 16 categories of commodities. In addition, the first and third phase of the exhibition set up import exhibition, exhibition area of 20,000 square meters, a total of 6 product areas, a total of 998 booths; a total of 636 enterprises from 34 countries and regions to participate in the exhibition, there are 10 countries and regions exhibition delegations.
This fair will further enhance its professionalization. The strength of brand booth enterprises has increased significantly. At present, 2297 brand enterprises have been selected and 12125 brand booths have been arranged, among which 31.5% are new enterprises.
The first phase of the Canton Fair will be held from October 15 to 19. It mainly displays electronic and household appliances, lighting, vehicles and accessories, machinery, hardware tools, building materials, chemical and energy products. The second phase will be held from October 23 to 27. It mainly displays consumer goods, gifts and household decorations. The third phase will be held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. It mainly displays textile clothing, shoes, office bags and leisure goods, medicine, medical care and food products.
Of the 381 exhibitors participating in the Canton Fair, 17 from the "one belt and one road" countries and regions, the total number of booths is 615, accounting for 60% and 62% respectively, covering all 6 product areas of the import exhibition area. Seven countries, including South Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Turkey, Thailand, Pakistan and India, participated in the exhibition in the form of national delegations.
Xu Bing said that the Canton Fair, as China's largest trade promotion platform, has been actively serving the "one belt and one way" initiative in the past 5 years, and has deepened the economic and trade cooperation with the countries along the border. It has become a link between China and the countries along the way to win cooperation and economic integration, and has effectively promoted the smooth trade and win-win situation between China and the countries along the border. Exhibition.
According to statistics, the number of purchasers from the 114th Canton Fair increased from 77 278 in 2013 to 90 576 in 123rd, an increase of 17.2%, and the proportion of purchasers from 40.75% to 44.54%.