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Trade Volume of 2024 Canton Fair Beats 2023 but is Lower Than 2019 Volume

The 135th Canton Fair (2024 Spring Canton Fair) was held in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, from April 15th to May 5th. The onsite (i.e. non-online) export transactions amounted to $24.7 billion, while online export transactions reached $3.03 billion, totaling $27.7 billion. A total of 246,000 overseas buyers from 215 countries and regions visited the site.

The total export transactions in 2023, including online and on-site, were $25.11 billion. In 2019 (before the COVID pandemic) the total reached $29.73 billion.

1. Xinhua, May 5, 2024
2. Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2023