China’s home appliance sector sees output growth in Jan-Feb

BEIJING (XINHUA) – China’s home appliance sector posted a rising output in the first two months of the year, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology shows.

In the January-February period, refrigerators and washing machines saw outputs of approximately 12.1 million and 13.1 million, surging 83 per cent and 68.2 per cent
year-on-year.

Air conditioner makers also saw their output soar 70.8 per cent year-on-year to about 29.4 million during the period, the ministry said.

In 2020, the country’s outputs of refrigerators and washing machines hit 90.2 million and 80.4 million, up 8.4 per cent and 3.9 per cent from 2019, while the air conditioner output fell 8.3 per cent year-on-year to 210.6 million.

File photo shows visitors looking at home appliances during the 2018 China International Consumer Electronics Show in Qingdao. PHOTO: XINHUA