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.


Air Pollution in China Today - Emissions, APC Equipment and the Effect of the 12th 5-Year Plan

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

Air pollution control (APC) has been prominently included as one of the most important targets for the Chinese government in its 12th 5-year plan. This article takes a look at air pollution targets in China and the effect of industrial APC equipment, including particulate matter control, desulfurization and denitrification.

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Pumping China – Domestic gear pump market boom or bust?

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

The purpose of this article is to gauge the potential growth of China’s hydraulic gear pump market and propose that there are still significant potential opportunities for businesses to thrive in this industry sector. To answer this, the article will focus on 3 main aspects, the market trend, existing competition and driving vs. inhibiting forces.

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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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