Yiwu International Trade City


Yiwu International Trade City, Yiwu International Trade Center, Yiwu Mall, Yiwu Futian Market... Are they confusing you, my friend?



OK, let me make these names clear first.



Yiwu International Trade Center, Yiwu Mall, Yiwu Futian Market... They are all different names for Yiwu International Trade City. Just like me: My name is Jack, but I also have other names like Jackie, Yang, Xiaofeng (my Chinese names).



A Bit Of History:


In recent 30 years, the local people and government have been doing ONLY one thing - building this International Trade City.

Now they finally put 70,000+ shops and around 10 million products inside this city, all under one roof! And attract 150,000+ visitors from all over the world into this hall each day.

This is something like building Pyramid in ancient Egypt. They only did one thing and that thing made them famous all over the world!

Here I would just show you a big picture. For more details about what's inside this huge mall, I'll write one more article - Futian Market, as that name is more close to a market.







Yiwu International Trade City - District 1


Yiwu International Trade City - District 1

This is the big brother of all the other districts. It was built in October, 2001 and put into use on Oct.22, 2002. Always busy since it’s opening.

The 4-floor-building occupies a total area of 340,000 m2, and holds 10,500+ shop fronts. With escalators and cargo lifts connecting each floor.

Over 95% of products are for exporting. But most sales only speak little English. No other languages. They understand "how much?" and can show the price on their calculators with no difficulties. But further communication will need an interpreter/translator.

Fast serving restaurants, vending machines, banks are all put inside. It's actually very easy for buyers sourcing.

International credit cards not working here. Cash is preferred if you buy stock (70% shops don't keep stock).

1st floor is filled with toys and artificial flowers. 2nd floor is for jewelry. 3rd floor is for jewelry accessories, art & crafts.

4th floor is different. It's only for factories to set up their own outlets centers, so you will only find outlets center on this floor. They are real factories, but the variety is also limited.

This district is also the busiest one, as it's mainly for ladies and kids.







Yiwu International Trade City - District 2


Yiwu International Trade City - District 2

This District was put into use on Oct.22, 2004. It's a 5-store- building and has an area of 600,000+ m2, over 10,000 shop fronts. It’s still the biggest district among the five by 2013.

Like District one, this district also has banks, vending machines, Chinese fast food restaurants, no good western restaurants. But there are peddlers selling fresh fruits (water melon sliced chunks with toothpicks) and BBQ lams occasionally, esp. in the afternoon when market closes.

Best Western Ocean Hotel (four stars) is located right inside this district. There are more 4 star hotels being built near this district.

Industries of bags & brief cases, umbrellas, rainwear are located on floor one.

Hardware and hardware accessories, electrical accessories, locks and auto products are on floor two.

Floor three is for home appliances, electronics & telecommunications, watches and clocks.

4th floor is also for factory outlets centers. Hong Kong Mall, South Korean Mall, Sichuan Mall are also located on this floor.







International Trade City - District 3


International Trade City - District 3

District 3 is also a 5-store-building of 460,000 m2, has 7000+ shop fronts.

Same story, this district also has banks, vending machines, Chinese fast food restaurants, no good western restaurants. But there are peddlers selling fresh fruits (water melon sliced chunks with toothpicks) and BBQ lams occasionally, esp. in the afternoon when market closes.

Morgan International Hotel (called four stars) is located right beside this district. But make sure to check reviews before booking because this hotel is quite new. There are many small hotels (pretty clean) right against this district, on the other side of street.

Different industries are put into different floors:

1st floor and 2nd floor are for glasses, pens, office articles, sports products, paper products.

3rd floor and 4th floor are for cosmetics & cosmetics accessories, buttons, zippers, and other fashion accessories.







Yiwu International Trade City - District 4


Yiwu International Trade City - District 4

This district opened door on Oct. 21, 2008, the total area reaches 1,008,000 m2, has over 19,000 shops. It’s the biggest single building (in square meter) in China by finishing time. You can hardly see the other end of the aisle if you stand on one end. HUGE!

This district is greener, more environmental friendly and energy saving than the previous ones. It has modern facilities like automatic roof windows, rainfall collection system and solar energy generators, even a 4d cinema and a few nice coffee and snack shops.

Same story, this district also has banks, vending machines, Chinese fast food restaurants, no good western restaurants. You can buy fresh fruits and roasted lamb from peddlers.

1st floor is for socks. 2nd floor is for textile, gloves, and hats. 3rd floor is for shoes, ribbons, laces, ties, thread, and towels. 4th floor is for bras, underwear, belts, and shawls.


Yiwu International Trade City - District 5


Yiwu International Trade City - District 5

This district opened in May, 2011, the total area reaches 640,000 m2, has over 7,000 shops.

It's a 5 floor building, costing 1.4 trillion RMB, which is over 218 billion USD, equipped with modern facilities like automatic roof windows, rainfall collection system and solar energy generators.

Same story, this district also has banks, vending machines, Chinese fast food restaurants, no good western restaurants. You can buy fresh fruits and roasted lamb from peddlers.

Yiwu International Trade City - District 5-f1

2nd floor is a floor of beddings.

Yiwu International Trade City - District 5-f2

3rd floor is a floor of fabrics and textile raw materials.

Yiwu International Trade City - District 5-f3

4th floor only has a small section of auto parts and accessories now.

Yiwu International Trade City - District 5-f4



Yiwu International Trade City Map




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Yiwu International Trade City Visiting Tips:


  1. Wear comfortable shoes like trainers, business casual style clothes.
  2. Take a pulling luggage for samples, a backpack for other stuff, and a bottle of water with you.
  3. Browse according to the stall numbers, block by block, to cover as much as possible.
  4. Ask for permission before taking photos.
  5. Do not smoke outside of the smoking room.
  6. Hiring a translator is necessary, but not a must-do if you just want to browse.




Yiwu International Trade City News:



24 Sep. 2009 - Free shuttles go around international trade city everyday




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Yiwu Market News:

14 Nov. 2011:
Yiwu Market Turnover Reached 1,500 million USD in Q3 2011

02 Oct. 2011:
Over 20% Shops Close or Half-close from Oct.01 to Oct.03, 2011

23 Sep. 2011:
Yiwu Market Is Becoming Busy

20 Aug. 2011:
Yiwu Binwang Market is EMPTY now!

24 Apr. 2011:
Canada Mart in Yiwu Market Opened on Apr. 20, 2011.

17 Apr. 2011:
District 5 of Yiwu International Commodity City Will Begin Trial Operation On May. 18, 2011.

23 Mar. 2011:
Yiwu Huangyuan Clothing Market Is Upcoming.

18 Feb. 2011:
Yiwu Market Is Fully Opened Now After 2011 Chinese New Year.

01 Feb. 2011:
Yiwu International Trade Center D5 Recruit Plan .

08 Jan. 2011:
Yiwu International Trade Center & Bingwang Market 2010 Annual Turnover Reached 45.6 Billion Yuan .

26 Dec. 2010:
International Trade City District 5 Is Recruiting New Vendors.

20 Dec. 2010:
Yiwu Huangyuan Clothes Market Is Bringing In New Vendors.

20 Oct. 2010:
Free Link Shuttles around International Trade City Has 6 More Stops.

05 Oct. 2010:
Yiwu Factories Are Asking For Longer Lead Time Due to Lack of Labor and Power.

23 Sep. 2010:
Yiwu Market and Yiwu Fair Were Introduced On MACEF 2010.

17 Sep. 2010:
Currency Exchange Rate Only Has Limited Negative Impacts On Chinese Exports.

13 Sep. 2010:
Demand of Cleaning Products in Yiwu Market Is Increasing.

07 Sep. 2010:
Watches and Clocks Are Still Selling Fast in This Holiday Season.

08 Mar. 2010:
Yiwu Market Prices May Rise!

28 Feb. 2010:
Yiwu Market Is Fully Opened Now!

02 Jan. 2010:
2009 Yiwu International Trade City Turnover Hit Another Record of 6 Billion USD.

28 Dec. 2009:
2010 Spring Festival holiday is from 13th, Feb. 2010 to 21st, Feb. 2010.

24 Sep. 2009:
Free shuttles go around Yiwu international trade city everyday.

8 Aug. 2009:
Yiwu Market Shows Recovery