Market study and webinar01.03.2021

China's Future Industries

China was the only major economy in the world whose gross domestic product grew over the past year. The International Monetary Fund expects the country to grow by almost 8 percent in 2021.

For foreign technology suppliers, this is a double-edged sword: On the one hand, this dynamic benefits them and offers attractive opportunities, especially in the short to medium term. In the long term, however, Beijing's quest for technological self-sufficiency cannot be ignored.

In this context, our team in Shanghai analyzed the following seven industries in this study:

  1. Computer, Consumer and Communication Electronics (3C)
  2. Semiconductors
  3. Automotive Electronics
  4. Battery Making
  5. Medical Technology
  6. Photovoltaics
  7. Aerospace & Aviation 

Based on the insights from our work for providers of machine tools, robotics, automation equipment, and related software, these are the most dynamic sales industries for manufacturing equipment in China these days. All of them show positive growth due to political support and technological progress. In the study, we describe them according to the following aspects:

  • Value chain
  • Growth 2020 + outlook 2021-2025
  • Competitive dynamics, new product and technology trends
  • Political goals and initiatives
  • Most important foreign and domestic companies (description, key figures, locations)
  • Industrial clusters, including projects to build new production capacities (depending on the industry, also in India, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world)

The study thus answers the following questions, among others: 

  • New capacities:
    • Which industries will contribute the most capacity expansions during the coming years?
    • What are the political and economic considerations behind these plans?
    • Where are the capacity expansion projects of the leading companies located?
  • Emerging Chinese Champions:
    • Which domestic companies will benefit most from Beijing's Dual Circulation Strategy and Fourteenth Five-Year Plan?
    • Who is best positioned to survive the boom and bust cycles typical in China's economy?
  • Geopolitical risk analysis:
    • What tendencies towards relocation to other countries can be observed?
    • How vulnerable are the respective industries to sanctions and export restrictions?
    • Until when will China be self-sufficient in these industries?

The study describes a total of 176 companies. 125 of them are domestic firms, 51 are multinationals.

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