According to Bloomberg reports, China exports $6.1 billion worth of Christmas products each year, of which about 80% come from Yiwu, and about 45% of Yiwu’s products are exported to the United States. According to the American Christmas Tree Association, the United States needs nearly 100 million Christmas trees each year, of which 81% are man-made.

This year, Christmas trees are in short supply, and several families even had to share Christmas trees. In fact, 92% of the “hard to find” Christmas trees are made in China. Not only Christmas trees, Santa Claus, Christmas toys, color bars and even lighting, they are all ordered online and shipped from Yiwu. This small city with a population of less than 800,000 supports the Christmas dreams of billions of people around the world.