Latest News:  


China Focus: Domestic focus offers Christmas cheer to suppliers


08:46, December 24, 2012

YIWU, Zhejiang, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Lu Jianzhi is quickly tapping her counter trying to work out the accounts of a Chinese customer who has purchased Christmas goods from her store.

In the past, such a task would have ended in October but the weak international market has meant Lu has had to target her Christmas goods to domestic customers this year.

"Foreign tradesmen make enquires in March, and place orders in June. We export goods in September and October," said Lu, a wholesaler in Yiwu City in east China's Zhejiang Province, the country's largest distribution center of small commodities.

"The number of orders from foreign customers dropped by nearly one third this year, so we hope to make up the losses from the domestic market," Lu said.


Yiwu has more than 700 enterprises selling Christmas goods. Around 40 percent of Christmas products in the European market are from China, rising to 70 percent when it comes to the American market.

However, almost half of the firms have had to change their marketing strategies due to falling demand.

Wang Liqun, president of the Yiwu Youlide Handicraft Co. Ltd., whose annual exports total more than 30 million yuan (4.8 million U.S. dollars), said contracts with some large supermarkets in cities such as Hangzhou and Nanjing have been a savior.

【1】 【2】 【3】

We recommend:

'Boeing Dreamliner riddled with errors

The spending of China's rich

China to open world's longest high-speed railway

Christmas Wedding Expo closes in Hong Kong

Harbin-Dalian high-speed railway starts operation

New wave of communication tools

Alibaba's 2012 transaction volume hits 1 trln yuan

China's savings rate world's highest

IPhone 5 goes on sale in China


Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Weekly review of military photos (2012.12.17-12.21)

  2. Famous female political leaders of the world

  3. Animals receive Christmas treats at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

  4. China's weekly story (2012.12.15-12.20)

  5. Beijing swimmers brave freezing cold

  6. On Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway

  7. Beijing: A vigorous and beautiful city

  8. Best trips for Christmas 2012

Most Popular


  1. Why the young Chinese get physically weaker
  2. Why Discover China is popular in the West
  3. The laughter sounds too harsh
  4. Do not confuse Confucious with Santa Claus
  5. Losers' can flatter themselves in any culture
  6. Time to abandon Olympic obsession

What’s happening in China

People in Hainan enjoy warm weather

  1. China arrests 96 in doomsday cult's birth province
  2. 7 dead, 1 injured in NW China pile-up
  3. Officials to line up for Beijing buffets
  4. 58 students affected by suspected food poisoning
  5. 3,117 school buses put into service in Gansu