US$57.83b intended deals reached at China's first import expo

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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SHANGHAI, China (Xinhua) — Deals for intended one-year purchases of goods and services worth a total of US$57.83 billion were reached at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) held November 5-10 in Shanghai.

A total of 172 countries, regions and international organisations, and more than 3,600 enterprises participated in the six-day event, which attracted more than 400,000 domestic and overseas purchasers, Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the CIIE Bureau, told a news conference.

Deals for high-end intelligent equipment reached over US$16.46 billion, followed by US$12.68 billion in food and agricultural products, US$11.99 billion for automobiles, US$5.76 billion in medical equipment and health care products, US$4.33 billion of consumer electronics and appliances, and US$3.37 billion in apparel, accessories and consumer goods, Sun said, adding that the value of deals for services hit US$3.24 billion.

Intended purchases with the Belt and Road partner countries reached US$4.72 billion, Sun said.

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