China Industry Articles

Articles and Statistics on GCiS Targeted Industries


China Domestic Companies Capitalizing on the Commoditization of Energy-Efficient Air Source Heat Pump Water Heaters

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

The overall heat pump market is growing very quickly in China, although a closer look into the market creases reveals that foreign suppliers are not engaging in some of the hottest segments, particularly air source water heaters in southern China. Commoditization by Chinese manufactures has been a common business plan, and it seems to be paying off for large domestic appliance firms.

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China Intelligent Lighting Systems Market

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Intelligent Lighting Systems Market Research Report.

Intelligent lighting systems are a new take on convention lighting configurations. This article takes a cursory glance at modern lighting solutions and development trends in the lightings system industry, with a focus on the development of the Chinese market for intelligent lighting; both among commercial and residential users.

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China’s Advanced Ceramics Market

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

China's advanced ceramics industry has been growing exponentially, but this is a fragmented market contested by hundreds of companies ranging from those located around the historical centers of kaolin production in central China, to the high tech processing zones of Guangdong and Shanghai. Suppliers outnumber customers considerably; particularly in the case of heavy industries such as petrochemicals and electricity distribution where quasi-monopsonies exist. 

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China's Market for Cryogenic Equipment: Trend, Drivers and Inhibitors

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

China’s market for cryogenic equipment is in its early stages of development, spurred on by investments in the country’s Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) handling capacity and the general expansion of its industrial base. While LNG is the most high profile application for cryogenic equipment, it is not the only one. A number of other markets, with wide customer bases, have also flourished in recent years.

By value, roughly 95 percent of cryogenic equipment falls under one of four product categories. The largest type by revenues are storage tanks, which are made from carbon steel, nickel alloy and pre-stressed concrete; second, cryogenic valves which are made from austenitic stainless steel and copper alloy; third, vaporizers, made from high-tensile stainless steel; and finally, pumps, which are typically centrifugal or reciprocating and are made of austenitic stainless steel and specialized plastic sealants. Other parts of a cryogenic system include the pipes and flanges. A typical system configuration for 200 cubic meters of LNG will have one tank, around 15 valves, one pump and one to two vaporizers.

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US - China Wind Power Spat: Unintended Consequences

The US and China could fall out over China's domestic wind turbine market as the US files a complaint with WTO over frustrations stemming from Chinese governmental subsidies and non-transparency in the market. This article examines the background of the complaint, China's wind energy market, the structure of OEM and component markets, and offers a forecast of these conflicts and trends in China's wind power market.

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