57.83-bln-USD intended deals reached at China's first import expo

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-10 19:14:31|Editor: Yang Yi
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A news conference is held after the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) concluded in east China's Shanghai, Nov. 10, 2018. Deals for intended purchase of goods and services within a year totaled 57.83 billion U.S. dollars, Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the CIIE Bureau, told a news conference after the expo wrapped up. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

SHANGHAI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Deals for intended one-year purchases of goods and services worth a total of 57.83 billion U.S. dollars were reached at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE), which concluded Saturday in Shanghai, official data showed.

A total of 172 countries, regions and international organizations, and more than 3,600 enterprises participated in the six-day event, which attracted more than 400,000 domestic and overseas purchasers, Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the CIIE Bureau, told a news conference.

Deals for high-end intelligent equipment reached over 16.46 billion dollars, followed by 12.68 billion dollars of food and agricultural products, 11.99 billion dollars of automobiles, 5.76 billion dollars of medical equipment and health care products, 4.33 billion dollars of consumer electronics and appliances, and 3.37 billion dollars of apparel, accessories and consumer goods, Sun said, adding that the value of deals for services hit 3.24 billion dollars.

Intended purchases with the Belt and Road partner countries reached 4.72 billion dollars, Sun said.