(Yicai Global) Sept. 4 -- Food and agricultural goods are set to be the hottest commodities at this year's China International Import Expo, making up 36.2 percent of all products in demand, according to data published by the event's organizers.
Pakistani pine nuts, Iranian pistachios and Mexican macadamias are some of the top picks for traders in Zhejiang province, the CIIE office said online yesterday as it disclosed 401 items that 29 regional buying groups are looking to purchase. Procurers in Hebei want to see more meats while Shandong traders are keen to snap up imported tropical fruits and cheese, it added.
The 2019 CIIE, the second iteration of the import-only exhibition, will take take place in Shanghai from Nov. 5 through Nov. 10. The organizers plan to publish further data on buyer requests as it comes in.
Machinery was the second most popular segment, making up 24.7 percent of buying requests. Trading groups from across China hope to get their hands on printers, equipment to process and mold materials and machines for industrial ceramics.
The third area with double-digit demand was the quality life exhibition with a 19 percent weighting. Popular items include antique furniture and other specialty furnishings from Europe, eyewear, and cutting-edge skincare and beauty products from Japan and Korea.
The remaining fields were science and technology at 8.2 percent, with favored items including 5G equipment, smart appliances, wearables, robots and elder care products. Medical devices and healthcare demand was at 7.2 percent, service trades 3 percent an automotive products 1.7 percent.
Editor: James Boynton