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Deals worth $258.71m signed at Heilongjiang rice festival

Updated : 2020-10-27

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The 3rd China Heilongjiang International Rice Festival is held in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, on Oct 18-22. [Photo/people.cn]

Deals worth 1.73 billion yuan ($258.71 million) were signed at the 3rd China Heilongjiang International Rice Festival, which was held on Oct 18-22 in Harbin, the capital city of China’s northernmost Heilongjiang province, according to information from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Heilongjiang Province.

Tan Baicheng, vice chairman of the Heilongjiang Council for the Promotion of International Trade, said that the offline exhibition activity of this year’s festival attracted the attendance of 1,381 companies from 13 countries and regions to exhibit products in various categories.

Meanwhile, the online exhibition saw the participation of 1,404 exhibits displaying 1,974 kinds of products covering 15 areas.

A special exhibition area is set up for award-winning products at the 3rd China Heilongjiang International Rice Festival. [Photo/people.cn]

Online buyers and exhibitors released a total of 135 pieces of supply and demand information, and 2,596,800 people visited the online exhibition.

Heilongjiang province ranks first in China for rice production. In 2019, the planting area of rice in Heilongjiang was 57.19 million mu (3.81 million hectares), and its output reached 26.64 million metric tons, accounting for more than 12.7 percent of the total rice output of China.

In 2020, Heilongjiang has encountered consecutive hardships, including an epidemic, floods and three typhoons. Against this background, this exhibition is of great significance for Heilongjiang and a chance for the province to promote its rice products and brands at home and abroad.

Visitors admire geographical indication (GI) products at the 3rd China Heilongjiang International Rice Festival. [Photo/people.cn]