Canton Fair 2019 China Import & Export Fair

1. What is Canton Fair?

Canton Fair, formal name is “China Import and Export Fair”. General speaking, it is the largest trade fair in China. Canton Fair is a comprehensive exhibition, mainly focus on international import and export purpose. Traditionally for more than 60 years, canton fair will be held 2 times each year, one is in Spring and other in Autumn.

Canton Fair is famoused for its huge scale of categories and products, normally including all kinds of the items that used in daily life. It is an amazing feast for international business in China. Each session, the buyers visit the fair, and will start business with chinese manufactures or trade companies, usually after they come back hometown.

2.Who is good to visit Canton Fair?

A business starter, who want to know what products from China can achieve a good sales in local market, is necessary to visit the canton fair, before he/she start business.

And if you want to find more categories and enlarge the products range you already have, you’d better to sourcing in the canton fair. Of course, if you try to find more good suppliers with cheaper price or better quality, enjoy the fair, it surely will be the best choice for you.

Furthermore, for a fashion buyer, merchandiser or products engineering, you can visit the Canton fair. You will find many of manufactures with their new design, new products there. You can communicate with them, and will gather much useful information or idea for you.

Additionally, it’s also better for a researcher to visit Canton Fair. You will find much industry information, fashion show, new products launch event, etc.

For an interesting thing, there are many individual persons, will visit the Canton Fair, usually in the last day of the phase. They mainly go around to seek and buy some daily commodities to use, because many of the exhibitors will sell their samples with an extremly low price when the phase finished.

3.Whats the exhibition time of Canton Fair?

The list indicate the schedule of the 125th-126th Sessions, Spring and Autumn in 2019. For your reference.

Session Phase Entrance for Exhibitors Entrance for buyers
Spring Session Phase 1 Apr. 15-19, 9:00-18:00 Apr. 15-19, 9:30-18:00
Phase 2 Apr. 23-27, 9:00-18:00 Apr. 23-27, 9:30-18:00
Phase 3 May. 1-May.5, 9:00-18:00 May. 1-May. 5, 9:30-18:00
Autumn Session Phase 1 Oct. 15-19, 9:00-18:00 Oct. 15-19,9:30-18:00
Phase 2 Oct. 23-27, 9:00-18:00 Oct. 23-27, 9:30-18:00
Phase 3 Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 9:00-18:00 Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 9:30-18:00


4.What’s the category of Canton Fair?

Canton Fair is knows as its huge suppliers and products, including almost all industries in daily life.

You almost can find all kinds of interested products you want.

Phase 1

October 15-19, 2019

Phase 2

October 23-27, 2019

 Phase 3

October 31- November 4, 2019

  • Consumer Electronics and Information Products
  • Electronic and Electrical Products
  • New Energy Resources
  • Household Electrical Appliances
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles
  • Vehicle Spare Parts
  • Vehicles
  • Power and Electrical Equipment
  • Construction and Agricultural Machinery
  • Construction and Agricultural Machinery
  • Hardware
  • Tools
  • Building and Decoration Materials
  • Sanitary and Bathroom Equipment
  • Chemical Products
  • Kitchenware & Tableware
  • General Ceramics
  • Household Items
  • Personal Care Products
  • Toiletries
  • Clocks, Watches & Optical Instruments
  • Toys
  • Gifts and Premiums
  • Festival Products
  • Art Ceramics
  • Glass Artware
  • Weaving, Rattan and Iron Arts
  • Home Decorations
  • Gardening Products
  • Stone/Iron Decoration & Outdoor Spa Equipment
  • Furniture
  • Pet Products & Food
  • Men and Women’s Clothes
  • Kid’s Wear
  • Underwear
  • Sports and Casual Wear
  • Furs, Leather, Down & Related Products
  • Fashion Accessories and Fittings
  • Home Textiles
  • Textile Raw Materials & Fabrics
  • Carpets & Tapestries
  • Shoes
  • Office Supplies
  • Cases and Bags
  • Sports, Travel and Recreation Products
  • Medicines, Health Products and Medical Devices
  • Food
  • International Pavilion
  • Traditional Chinese Specialties


5.How to attend the fair?

The Buyer card(badge) is the only official admission to Canton Fair, you can get the badge at Canton Fair Registration office.

There are many methods for you to choose, according to your convenience.

As a remind, there are some fees for a foreigner if you are the first time to visit, 100rmb for badge cost. However, if you want a translator to accompany you, and assist you in business communication, you have to pay for the entrance ticket, 300rmb/day for one translator. To speak frankly, it usually no meaning for you to hire an interpreter, because each of the factory in the exhibition, will have  some translators to help you.



6.How is the scale of attendance each year?

Following is some statistics data, for your reference.

Year Number of Buyers Number of Countries and Regions
Spring Session Autumn Session Spring Session Autumn Session
2018 203,346 189,812 214 215
2017 196,490 191,950 213 213
2016 185,596 185,704 210 213
2015 184,801 177,544 216 213
2014 188,119 186,104 214 211
2013 202,766 189,646 211 212
2012 Almost 210,000 188,145 213 211
2011 207,103 209,175 209 210
2010 203,996 200,612 212 208
2009 165,436 188,170 209 212

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