On May 6, the first China International Consumer Goods Fair opened in Hainan.
As the first national-level exhibition with the theme of consumer products, this year's Consumer Fair has a total exhibition area of 80,000 square meters, attracting nearly 1,500 exhibitors from about 70 countries and regions.
This is another grand event held in China under the background that the new crown pneumonia epidemic is still spreading globally and the task of world economic recovery is very difficult.
This is an important task for the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port.
The "Overall Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port" issued in June last year clarified the positioning of Hainan as an international tourism consumption center and proposed to host the China International Consumer Goods Expo.
One point of deployment, nine points of implementation, the holding of the China International Consumer Goods Expo is a practical action to implement the central decision and deployment and build the Hainan International Tourism Consumption Center.
With the help of the Consumer Expo, the advantages of the Hainan Free Trade Port in comprehensively deepening reforms and experimenting with the highest level of open policies will be fully utilized. It will increase the international influence of the Hainan Free Trade Port in an important way, which will help China deepen its bilateral and multilateral efforts. , Regional cooperation to promote the free and convenient flow of production factors.
This is an important measure to better meet the needs of people's lives.
Last year, China's per capita GDP exceeded US$10,000.
With the ever-increasing income level of residents and the in-depth advancement of a new round of technological innovation and technological change, China's consumption development has shown new trends and characteristics, including the continuous expansion of import channels and the continuous increase of consumer goods imports.
However, it should be pointed out that my country's current high-quality supply capacity is still insufficient, and the effective supply structure is still imperfect. This has not only inhibited the further release of consumption potential, but also triggered a large-scale consumption outflow for a period of time.
The first China International Consumer Goods Expo established a new platform for high-quality and affordable consumer goods to enter China.
Hundreds of new products in more than 20 categories, including clothing and luggage, beauty products, food, wine, jewelry, diamonds, yachts, and automobiles, have made their debuts, which is conducive to fully satisfying the individualized and diversified consumer needs of domestic consumers.
This is an important platform for building a new development pattern.
Let me talk about the "outer loop" first.
L'Oreal, Remy Martin, Shiseido, Kao, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Swarovski... From the perspective of the structure of the first Consumer Expo, foreign companies and foreign brands account for the majority.
This fully shows that foreign-funded enterprises are optimistic about the Chinese market, bullish about the Chinese market, and have full confidence in China's economic development.
In fact, the strong consumption power of China's consumer market is fully confirmed by the data: in the context of the global new crown epidemic, my country's consumer goods imports continued to achieve rapid growth last year. In the first quarter of this year, my country's consumer goods imports increased by 18.1% year-on-year, continuing to show rapid growth. .
This year's Consumer Expo has once again brought a good opportunity for exhibitors to rely on China's big market and face the whole world.
Introducing in, but also going out, this year's Consumer Fair has more than 1,200 domestic exhibitors, and the essence of domestic products shines in the venue, which is conducive to China to provide the world with more high-quality consumer products.
Let's talk about the "inner loop".
The industry's leading companies "compete and compete", the consumer fair's tax exemption policy does not occupy the outlying island's tax-free quota, the duty-free shops are "full" in promotion, shopping is more affordable, live broadcasts and other new ways of consumption have emerged...As a national exhibition, Consumer Expo The consumption spillover effect and multiplier effect of the meeting will effectively drive consumer demand.
With full of freshness, full of gold content, full of comfort, the first consumer expo full of sincerity will surely enrich the participants and let the world further realize China's open mind and determination.