China Insights

GCiS shares a mix of China economy and business observations, industry articles based on recently published multi-client reports, infographics composed with public statistics and annual reviews of China demographics.

 

Printing Ink in China

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

The purpose of this article is to gauge the potential growth of China’s ink market and to propose if there are still significant potential opportunities for businesses to thrive in this sector. To answer this, this article will focus on three main aspects: Market trends, existing competition and driving vs. inhibiting forces.

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Sealed in Stability

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

Steady growth and medium-term opportunities make this a market worth paying attention to. Despite challenges from domestic companies, there are still opportunities to be had by expanding to high-growth end-user industries, and producing high-quality products.

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Industrial Diesel Engines Suppliers Expect Lukewarm Future Market Prospects in China

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

Over the last few years, the growth of China's industrial diesel engines market has experienced a marked decline. According to a recent report from GCiS China Strategic Research, overall market growth was just 4.3% in 2013 to a RMB 112.7 Bn, or USD 18 Bn, market, which covers engineering machinery diesel engines, marine diesel engines, diesel engines used in generator sets, and downhole diesel engines. Industry insiders report that the recent slow growth is largely a result of difficulties in the shipbuilding and construction sectors, although none of the key end user industries are experiencing impressive growth from a target product sales standpoint.

Growth rates are not expected to rise dramatically in the foreseeable future, and while overall growth is expected to level off after peaking in late 2015, growth is expected to remain at a higher equilibrium than 2013 levels. This trend will largely be shaped by the shipbuilding industry, which is expected to make a brief resurgence, as well as sluggish but steady development across the majority of end user industries.

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Market Trends: China Is a Hot-Melt Adhesives Hot Spot

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Hot Melt Adhesives Market Research Report.

From the construction of King Tut’s tomb during the time of the pharaohs, to ensuring the airtight bonding of planks while shipbuilding by the Romans, adhesives have served numerous applications—and made their mark on history. With the invention of thermoplastic adhesives, more commonly known as hot-melt adhesives (HMAs) occurring only 70 years ago by Procter and Gamble, the industry has undergone large transformations from its roots in ancient civilization. In the Chinese domestic marketplace, recent economic trends, consumer behavior, and developments to product technology and delivery systems have all merged to shape the hot-melt adhesives market.

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Phosphorus-based Flame Retardant Market in China Poised for Strong Growth

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Research Report.

China continues to play a prominent role in the global flame retardant chemical market in terms of production, domestic consumption as well as direct exports, and is expected to lead in global market growth. Locally produced phosphorus flame retardant chemical is gradually replacing previously popular halogen-containing chemicals in a broad range of applications, particularly in the plastics and rubber sector. Consumption of inorganic flame retardant is also on the rise.

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