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Canton Fair

The China Import and Export Fair (known widely as the Canton Fair) is the biggest and most famous fair in China. Traditionally, the fair is divided into 2 sessions and utilizes 2 complexes (before 2009), now, the fair will have 3 sessions utilizing only the Pazhou complex.

Chinese Export Commodities Fair New Complex at Pazhou
Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China
Map of Canton Fair

Three Phases in 111th Session (Spring Fair)

Phase I:        April 15th - 19th, 2012 9:30-18:00
Phase II:        April 23rd - 27th, 2012 9:30-18:00
Phase III:        May 1st - May 5th, 2012 9:30-18:00

Category of Exhibition Sections

Phase I:  April 15th - 19th, 2012

Large Machinery and Equipment
Small Machinery
Vehicle Spare Parts
Chemical Products
Household Electrical Appliances
Vehicles (Outdoor)
Consumer Electronics
Construction Machinery (Outdoor)
Electronic and Electrical Products
Computer and Communication Products
Lighting Equipment
Building and Decorative materials
Sanitary and Bathroom Equipment
International Pavilion

Phase II:  April 23rd - 27th, 2012

Kitchenware and Tableware
General Ceramics
Home Decorations
Glass Artware
Weaving, Rattan and Iron Arts
Gardening Products
Household Items
Stone and Iron Products (Outdoor)
Personal Care Products
Clocks, Watches and Optical Instruments
Gifts and Premiums
Festival Products

Phase III:  May 1st - May 5th, 2012

Men and Women's Clothes
Medical Devices, Disposables and Dressings
Sports and Casual Wear        
Furs Leather, Downs and Related Products
Native Products
Home Textiles
Textile Raw Materials and Fabrics
Carpets and Tapestries
Fashion Accessories and Fittings
Cases and Bags
Kids' Wear
Sports, Travel and Recreation Products
Office Supplies
Medicines and Health Products          


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 2010:October 15-19 (Phase 1); October 23-27 (Phase 2);
                              October 31- November 4 (Phase 3).
Venue:                   China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex
                               (380 Yuejiangzhong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 510335)
Gross exhibition space: 1,125,000 m2.
Number of booths:  Over 55,800 standard stands (105th Session).
Varieties:                Over 150,000.
Business turnover: 262.3 Million USD (105th Session).
Number of trading countries and regions: 203 (103rd Session).
Number of visitors: 165,436 (105th Session).
Exhibitors:               Over 22,000
                                (with 21,709 Chinese exhibitors, 395 international exhibitors, 105th Session).