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


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


11:48, March 28, 2021

BEIJING, March 28 (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.

Employees work on the washing machine production line of Haier Group in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, on Feb 27. (Photo: China Daily)

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

Air conditioner makers also saw their output soar 70.8 percent 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, respectively, up 8.4 percent and 3.9 percent from 2019, while the air conditioner output fell 8.3 percent year on year to 210.6 million.

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