China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF), approved by the State Council, co-sponsored by Ministry of Commerce PRC and Zhejiang Provincial People's government, is the largest professional international consumer goods fair in China, which ranks only second to Canton Fair among all the exhibitions sponsored by Ministry of Commerce.
CICGF is held in the famous harbor city of Ningbo June 8-12 every year. Eight sessions have been successfully held since 2002. Renowned as one of the most important windows of opening up to the outside world in China, Ningbo is an important foreign trade harbor city. In 2008, the import and export trade volume of Ningbo reached USD 67.84 billion, with an increase of 20.1%; the export volume was USD 46.33 billion and the import volume was 21.51 billion. Ningbo’s import and export volume ranked the 2nd position among the nation’s 5 specially designated municipalities and the 3rd position among the 15 sub-provincial cities. The import and export volume of Ningbo port reached a new high of USD 140 billion, with an increase of 25.5%, the cargo throughput of Ningbo port amounted to 361 million tons, ranking 2nd position in China and in the world, and the container throughput of the port exceeded 10.84 million TEUs, ranking 8th position among all the world’s ports.
With an exhibiting space of 200,000 sqm, 5000 booths will be set up at CICGF 2010, which will be divided into the following 8 exhibiting sections: household textiles and garments; home appliances and electronics; furniture and office supply; sports, travel and recreation products; articles of daily use; arts-crafts and gifts； foodstuffs; overseas exhibits and trade service. Well-known enterprises, famous brands and new products from home and abroad will attend. It will be an ideal occasion for business people from all over the world to exchange information and to promote business.
As the network extension of CICGF, China International Consumer Goods Fair Online (www.cgfair.com) is on line all year through, which offers specialized and good-quality trade services for buyers and suppliers in daily consumer goods field.