Before the Christmas holidays a few months, while Chinese manufacturers and traders has began to prepare for it in July. Bulk orders for New Year's and Christmas ornaments, Christmas decorations, garlands, artificial Christmas trees usually begin to arrive in Yiwu city, located 300 kilometers south of Shanghai, in September. Christmas goods ordered from as far away as Europe, the USA and South America. However, as recognized by local vendors, this year the demand for European goods greatly reduced. Someone demand fell by 20 percent, and someone even at 40.
Worker collects plastic Christmas tree on Christmas decorations Chzhunshen factory in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province of China. (CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)
Factory worker engaged in the manufacture of plastic trees. (CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)
Box with plastic Christmas trees for the Russian market at the factory Chzhunshen. (CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)
China's exports to other countries in Christmas decorations and accessories for $ 1, 5-2 billion. Per year. (CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)