China Industry Articles

Articles and Statistics on GCiS Targeted Industries


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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Market Trends: China’s Silicone Sealant Market

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Neutral Silicone Sealants Market Research Report.

In the September 2013 issue of Adhesives and Sealants Industry Magazine, we discuss the position of foreign and domestic suppliers in China's market for neutral silicone sealants. Local suppliers' lower average prices, has allowed them to dominate the low end of the market and take the lion's share of mid-range revenues. Foreign suppliers like Dow Corning are still holding on to a strong fraction of the market for high-end sealants, but domestic companies are improving their quality year on year. 

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At a Glance: The Chinese membrane market

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

In the July/August 2013 Edition of Water and Wastewater Magazine, we discuss the market for filtration membranes in China and explain how sales of these membranes will remain robust over the next few years, due to downstream demand and favorable market conditions.

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