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Hainan makes hot sales on farm produce at trade fair
Updated: 2008-12-15 10:11

HAINAN -- China's tropical farm produce made swift sales at a winter trade fair that ended on Sunday in southernmost province of Hainan, fetching US$2.6 billion in contractual deals, one billion more than last year's session.

A total of 4.44 million tons of farm produce, including tropical fruit, aquatic products, poultry and flower, were sold at the annual fair.

Among major deals, a $140-million deal was made on fruit exports to Mongolia, and another $62-million contract on fruit sales to Hong Kong.

The fair registered more than 3,300 visitors from 40 countries and regions.