Exports of Mainland China-made Doors Expected to Top US$2 Billion in 2007; Manufacturers Cut Dependence on Domestic Market

Global Sources
2007-07-06 15:27 814

HONG KONG, July 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mainland China door exports are expected to top US$2 billion in 2007 -- up from US$1.3 billion in 2006, according to Global Sources’ (Nasdaq: GSOL) China Sourcing Report: Doors 2007 ( ).

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"As overseas demand grows, many suppliers are moving away from the fiercely competitive domestic market," said publisher of the Global Sources report, Spenser Au.

"To enter overseas markets, manufacturers are producing doors from ‘greener’ alternatives than solid wood including engineered wood and painted metal. However, due to strict requirements of the US and EU markets, manufacturers are focusing primarily on markets with lower barriers to entry."

Among surveyed door manufacturers’ top target markets for the next 12 months:

-- 39 percent are targeting Russia and other non-EU European countries;

-- 21 percent are focusing on the US;

-- 16 percent are targeting the Middle East/Africa region; and

-- 11 percent are focusing on the EU.

75 percent of Manufacturers Plan to Increase Capacity to Meet Growing Demand

Seventy-five percent of respondents plan to increase production capacity in the next 12 months. Of these, more than 60 percent expect to establish additional factories or move to larger factories.

Among surveyed mainland China door manufacturers:

-- 47 percent project exports will grow 10 percent or more;

-- 32 percent expect growth of up to 10 percent; and

-- 21 percent say exports are expected to remain the same.

In-Factory Interviews, Price Forecasts and New Door Export Models

The 131-page China Sourcing Report: Doors 2007 provides proprietary market information from in-person factory visits to 23 manufacturers and interviews with 40 more suppliers.

It includes a product gallery featuring 198 of the most popular export models, with key specifications and full-color pictures.

The Report’s surveys, price trends and supply forecasts aim to help buyers make better-informed purchasing decisions.

China Sourcing Reports ( ) are part of Global Sources’ sourcing and product information services. These include Global Sources trade magazines, Global Sources Online ( ), Global Sources Direct ( ) and the China Sourcing Fairs ( ). For more information, visit .

China Sourcing Report: Doors 2007 is available at .

Information about Greater China door suppliers and products can be found at .

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