BUSINESS Record amount of deals signed at Hainan agricultural fair

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Record amount of deals signed at Hainan agricultural fair

Xinhua

21:14, December 17, 2018

HAIKOU, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) - Deals worth more than 77.2 billion yuan (around $11.2 billion) were signed during an agricultural fair for tropical products that concluded in south China's Hainan Province on Sunday.

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China (Hainan) International Winter Trade Fair of Tropical Agricultural Products kicks off on December 12, 2018. (Photo: VCG)

This presents a record amount for deals reached at the annual event that started in 2009, and a 10.6 billion yuan increase year on year.

This year's China (Hainan) International Winter Trade Fair of Tropical Agricultural Products, with a record number of around 530,000 visitors, saw 138 enterprises from 34 countries and regions bring over 400 products for exhibition.

Deals signed on site and intended investment reached 43.6 billion yuan and 50 billion yuan respectively, both record highs, according to the organizer. Deals signed online also rose by a big margin.

Hainan, China's southernmost province, is known for its wide variety of tropical products. China announced plans earlier this year to develop the island province into a free trade zone, the country's 12th and largest.

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