Deep-processed Glass Products Will Become The Mainstream Of Exports

- Apr 29, 2019-

In recent years, the export of architectural technology glass has shown a rapid growth trend. According to the data provided by the Information Department of China Building Materials Association, with the continuous release of domestic flat glass production capacity, enterprises actively explore the international market and seek more space for development. In the first five months of this year, the export of construction and technology glass was 930 million US dollars, an increase of 31.4% over the same period of last year. The export value accounted for 16.4% of the total amount of building materials and non-mineral export commodities. Faced with the continuous increase in export volume, industry veterans pointed out that the reduction of export tax rebate rate is more important for glass companies, so that enterprises can clearly see the direction of product structure adjustment, especially the adjustment of export product structure. The competitiveness of primary products, low value-added products, and “big road goods” products will gradually decline in the international and domestic markets in the future, while deep processing products, high value-added products, differentiated products and new products that meet market demand will Will become the mainstream of export products.


    Facing the global market, the development speed of China's deep processing glass industry is very fast. In 2006, the domestic production value of deep-processed glass exceeded that of flat glass for the first time. The development of the deep processing glass industry has promoted the export of glass deep processing products. In April 2007, customs data showed that the export volume of tempered glass, laminated glass and conductive glass in China reached a record high. The data also showed that the export of flat glass in the first five months of this year was 130 million square meters, an increase of 71 over the same period of last year. %. In May, the export volume was 31.63 million square meters, an increase of 110% year-on-year. From January to May, the export value of tempered glass increased by 54% year-on-year, the export value of laminated glass increased by 56%, and the export value of insulating glass increased by 89% year-on-year. Year-on-year growth of 33%. Obviously, China's deep processing glass exports show a rapid growth momentum. The export of laminated glass is mainly in the United States, the export of conductive glass is mainly the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the main countries for export of tempered glass are the United States and South Korea. Especially in the first quarter of this year, Germany and Hong Kong imported tempered glass from China, showing a multiplier growth trend. This situation reflects the optimization of the structure of China's glass exports, and the export of deep-processed glass is growing. It is certain that deep-processing glass will be the mainstream of China's future glass exports. Industry experts agree that if the national foreign trade policy can encourage the export of deep-processed glass, it will be more conducive to the adjustment of glass product structure.


    The export growth rate of China's glass and its products is accelerating, which is caused by many reasons. However, the grim market reality tells us that only by accelerating the adjustment of industry and product structure can the glass industry truly enhance its competitiveness in the international market. The downward adjustment of the export tax rebate rate for glass and glass products will accelerate the adjustment of the product structure of China's glass enterprises, especially the structure of export products.