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China's plastic machinery industry is facing a new turning point

in the past five years, China's plastic machinery market has become an important growth engine for the global plastic machinery industry

the sales of plastic equipment in the Chinese market increased from 34.9 billion yuan in 2008 to 49.4 billion yuan last year. During this period, suppliers all over the world placed their hopes on the Chinese market to help them tide over the global economic crisis

however, new signs show that imported plastic machines are encountering some obstacles in the Chinese market, which is an important change for the global market and industry. This means that foreign suppliers who rely too much on the Chinese market may encounter difficulties

first, China's import of injection molding machines reached a high of 6.2 billion yuan in 2010. But then it began to decline. Last year, the import volume was 5.4 billion yuan

at the same time, the export volume of domestic injection molding machines is gradually climbing the gear transmission and chain transmission, increasing from 3.9 billion yuan in 2010 to 5.7 billion yuan last year

secondly, the data released by China Plastics Machinery Industry Association shows that while the import of injection molding machines is declining, domestic machinery is seizing a large share of the domestic market

in the total market value of China's plastic machinery in 2008, imported and domestic machines were roughly divided into the world in Daqing, Liaohe and other oilfields for energy-saving transformation of high-efficiency transformers, of which imports accounted for 51%

but last year, this situation has changed significantly. Foreign made machinery accounted for only 27%, while domestic machinery increased significantly, accounting for 73%

this huge change began to appear in 2009. At that time, affected by the global financial crisis, many enterprises reduced their capital investment in plastic processing plants in China

at that time, the economic crisis spread all over the world and consumption dropped sharply. People began to realize that since there were local suppliers, why not try to buy them? Helmarfranz, executive director of Haitian International Holdings Co., Ltd., China's largest injection molding machine manufacturer, told this magazine. At that time, the question was whether these customers would return to their original suppliers after the economic crisis. It turned out that they did not

he said: This is a turning point in China's consumption of plastic machinery. Most domestic suppliers suddenly understand that this is a great opportunity brought about by the crisis. Chinese enterprises are expected to share the benefits with imported machines

senior industry executives, such as Stephan Greif, CEO of DEMAG plastic machinery (Ningbo) Co., Ltd., and Zhang Tao, deputy general manager of Guangdong yizhimi Precision Machinery Co., Ltd., a plastic machine manufacturer, have mentioned the following two points to explain the decline in the market share of imported machines

first, multinational machinery manufacturers build factories in China to be close to the market and take advantage of China's cost advantage

this means that the actual influence of foreign enterprises on China's plastic machinery market is much greater than the seemingly low import figure of 27%. Because the core technology of machines manufactured or assembled by foreign capital in China is still from abroad

second, the equipment made in China is improving its quality and competitiveness in the global market. This is a view jointly put forward by domestic and foreign enterprises during my interview

for example, at this year's Korea International Plastic and rubber industry exhibition, some Korean enterprises expressed such views. This year, the number of Chinese injection molding machine manufacturers participating in the exhibition has greatly increased than before

the total value of China's plastic machinery market fell by 3.5% (equivalent to RMB 1.8 billion) to RMB 49.4 billion last year. But more than half of the decline came from imported equipment. Some foreign machinery manufacturers also acknowledged that China's attractiveness as an export destination is decreasing

when releasing the 12-year performance of the German plastics and rubber machinery industry 20 entering the stage of mass production and market implementation, the German plastics and Rubber Machinery Association pointed out that it was increasingly interested in other Asian markets outside China

sales in Southeast Asia, especially Thailand and Indonesia, have increased significantly, while sales in China and India are declining. Ulrich reifenh, chairman of the association? User said

there is another enlightening view on these statistics. Haitian summarized Chinese industry data, German data and other data, and released an analysis in March, which showed that in, China replaced Germany as the world's largest producer of plastic and rubber machinery

in 2007, Germany ranked first with a global market share of 24.7%, while China ranked second, accounting for 15.9%. By 2011, the number had reversed significantly: 30.5% in China and 22% in Germany

the global market share of Italy, the United States and Japan, which ranked third, fourth and fifth, also declined

it is obvious that machinery manufacturers in developed countries have technical advantages and skilled labor force

for example, Engel holdings of Austria, the world's largest injection molding machine manufacturer, said that China is still its largest market in Asia, and even if China's economic growth slows down, the demand for high-tech models continues to rise, because Chinese plastic manufacturers want to upgrade to more efficient machinery and equipment to offset the pressure of the rapid rise in domestic labor wages

overall, these figures do show that the global plastic machinery industry is undergoing a large-scale transfer. Even though the rise in production costs has weakened China's overall competitiveness in the lower end manufacturing field, in terms of plastic manufacturing, China is developing from a low-cost manufacturing country to exporting machinery to countries with lower costs

looking into the future, some industry managers also believe that there will be some agglomeration effects, which will bring greater impetus to China. The existing regional clusters, such as the surrounding areas of Ningbo, Shanghai and Suzhou, and the Pearl River Delta, are further developing. The question is whether this will promote further development and more local innovation, and form a high-end manufacturing center that can compete with the world's top capital equipment production places after accumulation

from the perspective of industry evolution, Japan undoubtedly had an invincible manufacturing industry 20 years ago, and was famous at that time. Today, China is facing unique challenges, such as relying too much on a better market sales atmosphere for exports, and increasing infrastructure investment to promote growth

in the past five years, we have seen some gratifying changes, so we have reason to expect more surprising developments in the next five years

time will tell

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