Visitors take photos with Jinbao, the mascot of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai. The fourth CIIE ended on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Visitors take photos with Jinbao, the mascot of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai. The fourth CIIE ended on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s top import fair reports first contraction since debut in 2018 as slowing economy, Covid-19 hits deal-making

  • Chinese companies bought US$70.7 billion worth of goods during the CIIE, 2.6 per cent lower compared with last year’s US$72.62 billion, organiser says
  • A record number of exhibitors from 127 countries and regions took part, while the number of visitors jumped 20 per cent year on year to 480,000

Visitors take photos with Jinbao, the mascot of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai. The fourth CIIE ended on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Visitors take photos with Jinbao, the mascot of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai. The fourth CIIE ended on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
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