Beijing – China exported 7.1m refrigerators and freezers in September 2020, a 72% increase compared with September 2019. The value of these exports rose year-on-year by 58%, to $571m, according to China’s General Administration of Customs.
Exports over the first nine months of 2020 totalled 50m units, up 26% compared with the same period in 2019. The nine-month value of exports also shot up by 21% year-on-year, to $4bn.
China’s refrigerator exports in September continued the double-digit growth across the board that started in August.
In September, China’s production of refrigerators, excluding freezers, jumped 28% from September 2019 to 9.4m units, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Nine-month production of refrigerators climbed 1.7% from a year ago to 65m units, the first time this number has showed an increase in 2020.
The country recorded 3.3m units freezer production in September, rising by 102% year on year. Nine-month production of freezers amounted to 21m units, up 46% from the same period in 2019.