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50 pct of Christmas articles in the world make in Yiwu PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 September 2009 01:47

A few days ago , an arts and crafts firm in Yiwu loaded a batch of Christmas trees into containers and delivered themm to Port Beilun in Ningbo . 20 days later , this batch of Christmas trees will be displayed in the shop windows in Santiago , waiting to be picked home for Christmas by Chileans . Chilean families may not find the Christmas articles such as Chrismas trees and Santa be produced by common Yiwu villagers in Zhejiang , China .

  Yiwu started Christmas articles manufacturing since 1980s , almost every family has a workshop to make Chrismas streamers , Christmas trees and Christmas balls . Each article may bring profits of a quarter or even a few cents . Nowadays , Yiwu has become the largest export base of Christmas articles in the world with an annual output value of 2.5 billion yuan and an annual exprot sales volume of 2 billion yuan .

  " The opening up policy exploited the international market and brought us marketing information . The toy industry developed extremely fast in receent 2 decades "Chen Jinlin , the secretary of Yiwu Christmas Articles Association said . Half of the Christmas articles in the world , 70% in United States market and 40% in Europea market are coming from Yiwu .

  The development of Yiwu Christmas gifts and toys is a reflection of Zhejiang economic development . in 1952 , the total volume of export in Zhejiang is 120 million yuan , a 4.7% in GDP . In 2008 , the turnover of export and import in Zhejiang is $ 211.1 billion , among which the export volume rises from $ 17 million in 1958 to 154.3 billion with an annual increase of 20%..

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