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China’s machine production is predicted steady growth for the next four years

17. January 2019

According to experts, two markets in particular have particularly good growth opportunities: industrial robots and high-tech production machines with CNC technology. Due to the continued good order situation of the manufacturing industry in China, demand for industrial robots also increased. China is currently the largest sales market for robots and recorded growth of 17 percent per year. Nevertheless, almost half of the industrial robots used in China have to be imported, the countries with the most imports are South Korea, Japan, the USA and Germany. According to the Chinese government’s plan for industrial robot development for the years 2016 to 2020, an expansion of manufacturing capacity from the current 72,400 to 500,000 in 2020 is targeted.

China's machine market

Another sector that predicts solid growth is technologically advanced CNC manufacturing machinery. The majority of Chinese toolmakers have so far only adapted existing technologies or changed them slightly with Western know-how. The majority of high-precision and modern CNC machine tools and accessories must continue to be sourced from abroad. One third of the machines come from Japan and Germany, and less than 20 Chinese companies can currently produce these types of high-end CNC machine tools. In addition to machines for tool production, cutting and forming machines are also in demand.

In China’s move to catch up with rivals such as the US or Germany in the high-tech sector, the government has adopted the “Made in China 2025” strategy, which names 10 key industries, including robotics, aerospace and zero-emission cars. The aim of the strategy is to develop the Chinese machinery industry in such a way that it is in a position to provide the domestic market with its own developments and innovations and to cover the areas of energy, transport, new materials and agricultural machinery. Another priority was the best use of foreign investment capital, management experience and advanced technology. Do you have production sites in China or would you like to export your products? Many consumer and capital goods must be marked with the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) label. We advise you competently in the context of a CCC certification.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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