The Canton Fair, which was held in Guangzhou for three weeks from October 15, is seen as a gauge of the health of China’s economy and its trading conditions, which are both under increasing pressure caused largely by the trade war with the United States. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Canton Fair suffers third straight decline in export orders as trade war weighs heavily

  • Exporters at the autumn session of the Canton Fair signed deals worth 207 billion yuan (US$29.4 billion), a drop of 1.9 per cent compared a year earlier
  • In total, 186,015 buyers visited the event in Guangzhou, down 2 per cent from a year earlier, with organisers having expected some 200,000 buyers to visit 60,767 booths
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The Canton Fair, which was held in Guangzhou for three weeks from October 15, is seen as a gauge of the health of China’s economy and its trading conditions, which are both under increasing pressure caused largely by the trade war with the United States. Photo: Xinhua
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Staff members pose at the venue for the second China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Monday. The event runs from November 5 to 10. Photo: Xinhua

As Shanghai gets ready to host second import expo, EU business chamber says half of deals signed last year were not executed

  • Survey by European Union Chamber of Commerce in China suggests 47 per cent of the deals closed by member companies last year were not realised
  • ‘We expect this year’s event to be supplemented by concrete measures,’ chairman says
Topic |   China economy

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Staff members pose at the venue for the second China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Monday. The event runs from November 5 to 10. Photo: Xinhua
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