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Canton Fair
Canton Fair
Canton Trade Fair (tarotastic).jpg
Detail of the structure of one of the exhibition halls in Pazhou
Simplified Chinese ?
Traditional Chinese ?
Literal meaning China Import and Export Fair
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Literal meaning Canton Fair
The first Canton Fair in 1957
Liuhua Complex, located in Yuexiu.
The new Canton Fair Complex in Pazhou, Haizhu.

The Canton Fair is a trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons each year since the spring of 1957 in Canton (Guangzhou), China.[1]

Its full name since 2007 has been China Import and Export Fair (?), renamed from Chinese Export Commodities Fair (), also known as The Canton Fair ().[2]

The Canton Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and People's Government of the Guangdong Province, and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre.

The Canton Fair is the largest trade fair in China.[] It has the largest assortment of products, the largest attendance, and the largest number of business deals made at the fair. Like many trade fairs it has several traditions and functions as a comprehensive event of international importance.


The National Pavilion (export section) of Canton Fair is sorted into 16 categories of products, which will be exhibited in 51 sections. Over 24,000 of China's best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) take part in the fair. These include private enterprises, factories, scientific research institutions, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and foreign trade companies.


The fair leans to export trade, though import business is also done here. Apart from the above-mentioned, various types of business activities such as economic and technical cooperation and exchange, commodity inspection, insurance, transportation, advertising, and trade consultation are other activities that are also commonly carried out at the fair.

Basic facts

First held: April 1957.
Interval: Three phases per session; two sessions per year.
Spring session: April 15-19 (Phase 1); April 23-27 (Phase 2); May 1-5 (Phase 3).
Autumn session: October 15-19 (Phase 1); October 23-27 (Phase 2); October 31- November 4 (Phase 3).
Phase 1: Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances, Lighting Equipment, Vehicles & Spare Parts, Machinery, Hardware & Tools, Energy + Resources, Chemical Products, Building Materials, International Pavilion
Phase 2: Consumer Goods, Gifts, Home Decorations
Phase 3: Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, and Recreation Products, Medical Devices and Health Products, Food, Shoes, Textiles & Garments, International Pavilion
China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex, 380 Yuejiangzhong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 510335 [3]
Gross exhibition space: 1,185,000 m2.
Number of booths: Over 60,400 standard stands (122nd Session).
Varieties: Over 160,000.
Business turnover: 30,160 million USD (122nd Session).
Number of trading countries and regions: 213 (122nd Session).
Number of visitors: 191,950 (122nd Session).
Exhibitors: Over 25,000 (with 24,429 Chinese exhibitors, 620 international exhibitors, 122nd Session).


  1. ^ "Canton Fair Visitors Information". Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Official Canton Fair Website". Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Canton Fair Complex Exhibition List". 2013-12-09. Retrieved . 

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Coordinates: 23°06?11?N 113°21?27?E / 23.10306°N 113.35750°E / 23.10306; 113.35750

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