On the afternoon of May 5th, the offline exhibition of the 133rd Canton Fair closed in Guangzhou, China, and the online platform was operating normally.
According to Xu Bing, news spokesman of the Canton Fair and deputy director of the China Foreign Trade Center, as of May 4, a total of overseas buyers from 229 countries and regions participated online and offline, and 129,006 overseas buyers participated offline, 390,574 overseas buyers participated online. This year's Canton Fair has achieved the goal of "efficient, safe, digital, and green", and has made positive contributions to promoting the stable scale and structure of foreign trade, promoting all-round opening up, and serving the establishment of a new development pattern.
According to the organizing committee, there were 129,000 offline buyers from 213 countries and regions in this session of the Canton Fair, and a total of 55 industrial and commercial organizations will participate in this fair. Including the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in France, and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Technology in Mexico and so on. More than 100 leading multinational companies organized buyers to participate in the conference, including Wal-Mart in the United States, Auchan in France, and Metro in Germany.
It is understood that the exhibitors of this Canton Fair have uploaded a total of 3.07 million exhibits, including more than 800,000 new products, about 130,000 smart products, about 500,000 green and low-carbon products, and more than 260,000 independent intellectual property products. The conference held about 300 debut events for the first launch of new products. New products, new technologies, and new processes were displayed for the first time, and high-end, intelligent, customized, branded, and green low-carbon products were deeply favored by global buyers, highlighting that Chinese manufacturing is constantly moving towards the middle and high end of the global value chain, showing China's Resilience and vitality of foreign trade.
The organizing committee also revealed that the on-site export turnover of this year’s Canton Fair was US$21.69 billion, and the online platform export turnover from April 15 to May 4 was US$3.42 billion. Although overseas buyers are still recovering, most of the exhibitors said that the export transactions were better than expected, and buyers were more willing to place orders and faster.In addition to on-site transactions, many buyers also made appointments to visit the factory on the spot. It can be said that the Canton Fair is an important platform for sensing the the market warm and cold and touching the pulse of global economic and trade development.