China has been the world factory for over 20 years. The whole world benefits from its fast development. China has become the top destination for importers worldwide. In spite of all the benefits, it brings to worldwide importers and China itself. There are rumors spreading across the world.
1. Furniture made in China are cheap.
Yes, at the very beginning, due to its large population profit, the labor cost is much lower than in developed countries. Indeed, it has given price advantages to Furniture made in China. This might be the main reason for worldwide importers to choose to import from China.
But China is a big country with a population of 1.3 billion and an area of 9.6 million square meters. There are not only cheap products, but also high end furniture with good price.
2. Furniture made in China are of poor quality.
There are millions of factories in China. There were few factories cheat customers with poor quality products. But for the majorities, they have being working hard to improve the quality of their products, after many years of effort. 90% of Chinease factories can make quality products. Though there are still poor quality products, the situation is different today. You could almost find anything that you need here in China. Luxury or economy. Anything that you could mention. The fact that many foreigners came to China for home use furniture well proved this point.
3. Furniture made in China are not competitive any more.
Recently, the cost for Chinease factories are rising up sharply. From the raw materials to labor cost. Big differences from 10 years ago. The price of Chinease made furniture also increased a lot. Some importers transfered to southeast aisa such as Vietnam, Malaysia for cheaper furniture. Does this mean that Chinease furniture are not competitive any more ? I should say no. China has being major furniture manufacturers for 20 years, its industry chain is already sophisticated.No Southeast Asia countries could match at moment. The price for furniture made in Southeast asia maybe lower, but the quality maybe not. Comprehensively consider each aspects, in the future 5 to 10 years, Furniture made in China are still competitive.
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