China Industry Articles

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Headwind Likely Coming from Domestic Competitors in the Oil and Petrochemical Valve Market

Foreign valve suppliers in China will experience more head-on challenges from their domestic competitors in the near future.

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Oil and Petrochemical Valves Market Research Report.

Other than specialty areas where they are irreplaceable, multinational companies’ advantages in China’s market for some engineering products such as parts, components, machinery and equipment have become dimmer over the last few years. Products such as valves are no exception. Recent GCiS research finds that, despite recent growth in demand from oil and petrochemical industry in China, foreign suppliers will experience more head-on challenges from their domestic competitors.

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Twin Screw Pump Market – the Optimal Choice for Screw Pump Makers in China

The Chinese market for screw pumps is growing strongly, with particularly strong opportunities in the twin screw pump market segment.

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Screw Pumps Market Research Report.

Screw pumps play a fundamental role in various aspects of everyday life; from sewage and waste water treatment to the extraction and processing of raw materials and manufacturing of finished products, the applications of these pumps are almost endless. Sales of these pumps are also growing rapidly in China, and not only because of the country’s overall economic growth. In terms of revenue, screw pumps only account for 7.5% of the Chinese pump market compared to around 11% internationally, suggesting that there is still plenty of room for future growth. Based on recent research by GCiS China Strategic Research, twin-screw pumps appear to have particularly strong prospects in the near future, not only for existing suppliers but also for potential new market entrants.

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Companies Seek to Reduce Dependence on Chinese Rare Earth Elements

2013 has been an important year for the development of rare earth elements in China and abroad. In order to strengthen the rare earth element supply chains within China, the Chinese government continues its policies to consolidate companies and tighten export restrictions in the rare earth element industry; this has led to foreign companies ramping-up efforts to find alternative solutions that will help alleviate their dependency on the monopolistic Chinese rare earth elements supply. While it appears that the supply of light rare earth elements will be self-sufficient, there is greater concern over the supply of the heavy rare earth elements, which is often scarce and complicated to extract. A brief look at the rare earth element applications, reserves, production, deposit types and distributions shows that the success of China’s policy over this material largely depends on success in both rare earth element exploration projects and its heavy rare earth element recycling methods.

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Will Foreign Suppliers Benefit from Tightening Standards in China’s Tank & Pipeline Safety Equipment Market?

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Tank and Pipeline Safety Equipment Market Research Report.

One side-effect of China’s huge and growing thirst for energy is a large market for tank and pipeline construction in the country, including a substantial market for tank and pipeline safety equipment. Thanks to their lower prices and the domination of key customer industries by large state-owned players, a large majority of the flame arresters and breather valves sold in China currently come from domestic companies. But will tightening enforcement of China’s quality standards lead to more opportunities for foreign suppliers?

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China’s Servo Motor Suppliers see Light at the End of the Tunnel

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Servo Motors Market Research Report.

2012 was, all things considered, a rather poor year for industrial servo motor suppliers in China. Hit by weakening demand across a range of downstream industries, virtually every player in this industry saw lower revenues than the previous year – market research and advisory firm GCiS China Strategic Research estimates an average fall of around 8% compared to 2011. Revenues are falling across all market categories, with a particularly strong decline in lower-power motors.

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