Wednesday, September 3, 2008

China Exports of Massage Apparatus Report (2007)

In recent years, the international market has strong demand of Chinese massage apparatus. And raising the level of domestic manufacturing provide technical support for manufacturing equipment. The world production gradually shifted to China, so that China become a world manufacturing centre of massage apparatus. According to customs' statistics, in 2007 China's import and export massage equipments amounted to 990 million U.S. dollars, an increase of 26.40 percent, 34.50 percent price increase. The featured products are massage chair, massage bed and massage hammer.

China's massage apparatus export to 164 countries and regions. The main market are the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Germany and Spain. And new growth points are in the market of Australia, Vietnam, South Africa. South Korea, China Taiwan's exports declined. The previous five major export markets accounting for the amount of 54.37 percent, dropped by 9 percentage, compared with 2006.

Last year, China's total of 1,786 massage equipment exporters, the export volume of over 10 million U.S. dollars were 14 enterprises, accounting for 43.69 percent of a total value of exports; exports more than 1 million U.S. dollars were 137 enterprises, 42.70 percent of the total amount. Relative high concentration of exports, but on a limited scale enterprises.

As China's massage equipment manufacturing technology continues to progress and innovation, industry continue to grow and develop, but little independent research and development products, and more oriented to imitation. The same products between enterprises of the is very serious. The professional experts on developing new products is very rare.

Originally Posted: China Business Daily
Author: Angulo Fu