The 19th China Yiwu International Commodities Fair (Yiwu Fair) is to be held from October 21 to 25 in Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province

Aug 27, 2013, 10:15 ET from Information Office of Yiwu City

YIWU, China, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As an international fair of general merchandise in China sanctioned by the State Council, the Yiwu Fair is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and the People's Government of Zhejiang Province. It is one of the three export fairs held by the Ministry of Commerce and is a UFI approved event. The 19th Yiwu Fair covers a total exhibition area of 150,000 square meters, with the Yiwu Fair Machinery Exhibition being held at the same period. There are 7 industries including hardware, electric appliance, ornaments and accessories, arts & crafts, home appliances, stationary and sports products, underwear and hosiery. E-commerce and trade service areas are provided and the layout of the exhibition is more professional than ever.

Yiwu, where the 19th Yiwu Fair is held, is a powerfully attractive and friendly new trade and exhibition city. Located in the center of Zhejiang Province, Yiwu is around 300 kilometers from Shanghai, the largest city in China. There are 8 round trip flights between Yiwu and Hong Kong each week and there will be over 20 round trip flights to Guangzhou each day during fair time. Yiwu has the world largest consumer goods wholesale market, of which its turnover has ranked No.1 among professional markets in China for 22 successive years. Daily passenger flow through the market reaches 200,000 people. There are over 13,000 foreign residents in Yiwu. During fair time, 70,000 booths and shops in the market exhibit over 1.7 million kinds of consumer goods together with the Yiwu Fair.

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SOURCE Information Office of Yiwu City