Xylexpo has been present at Interzum/Cifm in Guangzhou with a booth located on the flyover between pavilion B and C of the fair.
The event was held on three large exhibition areas for a total of around 1,500 companies. The show was dedicated to supplies for the furniture companies and woodworking and upholstery machinery. As far as the technology sector, the total exhibition space was approximately 20,000 net square meters divided into three pavilions, one of which is dedicated to European technologies. The flow of visitors, mainly Chinese, was very important even if the organizers' data are not available.
As regards the market trend, it should be noted that 2018 has been recognized as an extremely difficult year for European manufacturers who have tried to export to China. Customs duties on American imports of Chinese furniture have influenced the trend while the increasing competitiveness of the Chinese product is a growing threat to the European product. The technological level of the Asian product and the its strong improvement compared to the last few years is the most significant element of the event.
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