History of Canton Fair
The first Fair was staged in the former Sino-Soviet Friendship Building in the spring of 1957. Looking back at the forty years traversed by the Trade Fair, we can well see that tremendous changes have come off in every aspect of the Fair such as the Fair's exhibition space, products for export, number of foreign visitors, business turnover, and so on.
The Fair serves as a historical witness to the development
of China's foreign trade, it has faithfully recorded the pace
of the country's growth
Many enterprises go the Fair armed with their novel products, crack items, etc. in attempts to squeeze their way into the world market via the Guangzhou Trade Fair. In the wake of rapid developments in China's economy, especially the home based industries, the Guangzhou Trade Fair was able to obtain more and more supplies and improved its product mix to a great extent. For example, the ratio of manufactured goods has risen from 20% at the outset of the Fair in 1957 to 85.6% in 1995.
To encourage the export of more high-graded products or high value-added products, particularly machinery and electronic products. Special Exhibition Sections have been set up at the Guangzhou Trade Fair. This serves to place special emphasis on these high technology products as well as to make them more prominent.
Steady Growth In Turnover Volume :
The Trading Delegations are organized by their different
provinces and municipalities; the exhibition halls itself
are arranged by the Chambers of Commerce. While Trading Delegations
and exhibition halls are integrated, the exhibitions will
be arranged according to trades. Up till the 86th Session,
the Fair had done an aggregated export business of US$ 263