The 120th Canton Fair held a closing press conference


The closing press conference of the 120th China Import and Export Fair was held on November 4 in the Guangzhou Canton Fair Complex. Xu Bing, spokesperson of the Canton Fair and deputy director of the China Foreign Trade Center, briefed the participating domestic and foreign media on the overall operation of the Canton Fair.

Xu Bing said that at the opening of the 120th Canton Fair, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, State President, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, sent a congratulatory letter. The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council congratulated the members of the Politburo and Vice Premier Wang Yang inspected the Canton Fair and held a national symposium on foreign trade in Guangzhou, and made an important speech. With the cordial care of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, with the great attention and correct leadership of the Ministry of Commerce and Guangdong Province, with the strong support of the relevant departments of the People's Government of Guangdong Province and Guangzhou City, and through the joint efforts of all participants, the 120th session The Canton Fair is generally safe and orderly, operates smoothly, and successfully completes all tasks.

Xu Bing said that General Secretary Xi Jinping ’s letter and Premier Li Keqiang ’s instructions fully affirmed the important position and active contribution of Canton Fair in China ’s reform and opening up and economic and social development, and pointed out the work focus and direction of Canton Fair in the new period, and further opened the Canton Fair to the outside world. It is of great significance to cultivate new advantages in foreign trade competition, accelerate the construction of a strong trading country, and promote the reform and innovation of the Canton Fair.

Xu Bing said that according to the instructions of the Party Group of the Ministry of Commerce and Minister Gao Hucheng, the Provisional Party Committee and the Leading Committee of the Canton Fair attach great importance to the unified deployment of learning and implementing the spirit of instructions from General Secretary He Xinping and Premier Li Keqiang, in phases 1, 2 and 3. Special seminars were held to convey the spirit of the instructions from General Secretary Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, and to deploy and implement the work. Various trading groups, business associations, foreign trade centers and related units responded positively, deployed quickly, adopted various forms of careful study and implementation, and achieved full-term coverage and full staff coverage to effectively integrate ideas and actions into congratulatory letters and instructions. Encouraged by General Secretary Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang's instructions, this Canton Fair implements the concepts of innovation, coordination, green, openness and shared development, and strives to improve the level of internationalization, specialization, marketization and informatization, and achieve new results.

According to Xu Bing, the number of overseas buyers attending the Canton Fair has resumed growth, and the turnover has initially stabilized. Buyers from the 120th Canton Fair registered 185,704 people from 213 countries (regions), an increase of 4.6% compared to the 2015 Autumn Fair (year-on-year, the same below).

The number of registered buyers from all continents in descending order is as follows: 104,783 people in Asia, accounting for 56.42%; 35,360 people in Europe, accounting for 19.04%; 26,192 people in the Americas, accounting for 14.11%; 13,764 people in Africa, 7.41%; Oceania 5,605 People, accounting for 3.02%.

Compared with the 118th Canton Fair, Asia grew by 4.22%, Europe by 6.53%, America by 10.91%, Africa by 6.32%, and Oceania by 0.11%.

Buyers from countries along the “Belt and Road” reported 81,604, an increase of 7.93%, accounting for 44% of the total.

The top 20 countries and regions with registrations accounted for 62.45% of the total registrations, which was basically the same as the same period last year. The top 10 countries and regions for registration are Hong Kong, China, the United States, India, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.

In 2015, China's top ten trading partner countries and regions registered 63.31% of the total registrations, an increase of 1.53 percentage points. A total of 1,167 international chain enterprises registered, a decrease of 6.19%; the number of people was 2,471, a decrease of 6.33% year-on-year. In 2015, 100 of the world ’s top 250 retail companies announced their registration, and five of the top 10 were Wal-Mart, Tesco, Carrefour, Metro, and Aldi Einkauf.

48,836 old buyers attended more than 10 times, an increase of 1.3%; 35,114 people attended more than 15 times, an increase of 4.73%.

Among the registered overseas buyers, electronics and home appliance buyers accounted for 40.3%, consumer goods buyers accounted for 30.9%, home decoration buyers accounted for 28.9%, gift buyers accounted for 27.5%, and machinery buyers accounted for 25.3%.

The number of registered attendees in this session increased by 4.6% year-on-year, and the main features are: the growth of emerging markets and developing countries is 8.37%, which is better than the overall average. The countries along the “Belt and Road” have increased by 7.93%, and ASEAN and SAARC have increased by a large margin. Among them, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other countries are the main growth sources; Russia increased by 9.56% and Iran increased by 21.53%. South America has experienced large recovery growth, with Argentina, Colombia, Brazil and other countries all increasing by more than 20%. Among developed economies, the European Union and Japan have seen significant growth, while the United States and Canada have also achieved growth.

Xu Bing said that this session of the Canton Fair actively connects with the 'One Belt, One Road' strategy, and guides enterprises to strengthen R & D, nurture brands, and build marketing networks to continuously promote the transformation of foreign trade development momentum and structural optimization and upgrading. Various trading groups and business associations have fully mobilized the enthusiasm of enterprises and vigorously promoted business transactions. The Foreign Trade Center takes practical actions to help reduce the burden on exhibitors and continuously optimize various exhibition services.

The cumulative export turnover of this Canton Fair was RMB 187.301 billion (equivalent to US $ 27.89 billion), an increase of 3.2% compared with the 2015 Autumn Fair (year-on-year, the same below).

Mechanical and electrical commodities are still ranked first in the transaction. The turnover of mechanical and electrical commodities was US $ 15.10 billion, an increase of 1.8%, accounting for 54.1% of the total turnover; the turnover of light industrial products was US $ 7.22 billion, an increase of 2.9%, accounting for 25.8% of the total; the textile and apparel turnover was US $ 1.63 billion, an increase of 1.8%. It accounts for 5.8% of the total turnover.

The European Union, the BRIC countries and the United States are still the top three in terms of transactions, with USD 7.10 billion, USD 3.80 billion and USD 3.71 billion, up 5.6%, 11.5% and 14.7% respectively, accounting for 25.5% and 13.6% of the total turnover And 13.3%. Export transactions to countries along the “Belt and Road” reached US $ 8.25 billion, an increase of 1.5%, accounting for 29.6% of the total turnover.

Private enterprises are still the main force of the transaction. The turnover of private enterprises was US $ 18.65 billion, that of state-owned enterprises was US $ 3.76 billion, and that of foreign-invested enterprises was US $ 5.48 billion, with growth rates of 4.4%, -8.6%, and 8.6%, respectively, accounting for 66.9%, 13.5%, and 19.7%.

The sales in the brand exhibition area were good. The total turnover was 9.51 billion US dollars, an increase of 10.5%, accounting for 34.1% of the total turnover.

In the transaction orders, the proportion of short and medium orders is still high, and the proportion of long orders is still low. The proportion of short and medium orders within 6 months reached 81.6%, while the proportion of long orders was only 18.4%. Compared with the previous sessions, the purchase intention of buyers has increased, price sensitivity has decreased, and more attention is paid to product quality and service.

Xu Bing said that the 120th Canton Fair continued to innovate and change, and the role of a comprehensive functional platform was further revealed. In the new period, the Canton Fair has expanded new functions, from the on-site export transaction function to a comprehensive functional platform that promotes imports, meet customers, display negotiations, industry exchanges, information releases, and brand promotion. One is an important platform for expanding exports. The two-year session of the Canton Fair has a total turnover of about US $ 60 billion and is an important platform for foreign trade enterprises to export. The survey shows that the turnover of the exhibitors through the Canton Fair accounts for about 47.9% of their annual export volume. The second is the continuous enhancement of import functions. Various trade matching activities were held to enhance the effectiveness of trade; many foreign companies used the platform of the import exhibition area to find high-quality domestic agents and successfully grabbed the Chinese market. The third is an important channel to meet customers. According to the survey, more than 90% and 60% of the companies and buyers took part in meeting new customers. This Canton Fair held various forms of trade docking and matching activities for local and exhibiting companies, such as Liaoning Provincial Imported Goods Matchmaking, Chinese and Saudi Entrepreneurs Exchange Meeting, and Wal-Mart Women Entrepreneurs Capacity Building Training Meeting, to facilitate enterprises to establish customer relationships. The fourth is to promote industry exchanges. A total of 74 industry forums, design innovations and other themed forum activities were held in this session, which attracted 94 outstanding design institutions from home and abroad to showcase. Fifth, it is an important place for new product and brand promotion. This year's Canton Fair brand booths accounted for 20% of the total export booths, and the turnover accounted for 34.1% of the total turnover, which fully played the positive role of the Canton Fair in guiding the construction of independent export brands. The CF Award of the Canton Fair played a catalyst role for the participating companies to establish a brand image and showcase China's creation. In 2016, the CF Award winners and the number of products both hit the highest in the past, reaching 57 and 72 respectively. Some exhibitors' new product update rate reached 50%.

Xu Bing said that the smart service level of this Canton Fair has been further improved. Smart Canton Fair strives to create a one-stop online and offline synchronization service centered on smart service, smart business travel, Canton Fair certification, corporate promotion and other business models. Relying on the official website of the Canton Fair, the customer contact center and the mobile client, this Canton Fair further achieves Canton Fair marketing innovation, management intelligence and service convenience.

As of November 3, the buyer ’s electronic invitation platform has sent 134,066 emails in total, with a delivery rate of more than 90%. The pre-registered buyers attracted through the new media investment promotion have increased significantly from the 117th 2500 people to the current 70,000 people.

This edition of the Canton Fair will revise the official website of the Canton Fair, upgrade the client APP, enable a new exhibitor exhibits query system, promote online services for exhibits handling, introduce face recognition technology at the door, etc. Service Level.

Xu Bing said that the goals of the green development plan of the current Canton Fair were achieved as scheduled. According to the unified deployment of the Ministry of Commerce, the Canton Fair took three years to implement the Canton Fair's green development plan. By this Canton Fair, the green development plan goal has been achieved as scheduled, achieving 100% of the green booth. Through the implementation of green exhibitions, green participation, green dismantling, green meetings, and green exhibition halls, the investment in booth construction has been reduced, the display effect has been significantly improved, the exhibition waste has been greatly reduced, and the air quality in the hall has been significantly improved.

Xu Bing said that the Canton Fair has established a relatively complete and practical intellectual property protection system and system, which has played a good role in encouraging enterprises to innovate independently and assisting the transformation and upgrading of foreign trade. A total of 567 IPR complaint cases were accepted in this complaint reception station, 610 exhibitors were complained, and 331 companies were finally found to be suspected of infringement. Compared with the same period last year, the total number of accepted cases increased by 18.37%, the total number of complained enterprises decreased by 0.49%, and the total number of enterprises found to be suspected of infringement increased by 2.16%. A total of 36 trade dispute complaint cases were accepted, an increase of 6 cases over the same period of the previous session. This session of the Canton Fair continues to implement a system of special certificates for intellectual property rights and trade dispute agency personnel. A total of 31 agencies have handled intermediary agency certificates, and a total of 177 complaints have been filed.