Beijing – China exported 5.3m refrigerators and freezers in April 2020, up 21.9% compared with April 2019. The value of these exports rose year-on-year by 19.5%, to $609m, according to China’s General Administration of Customs.
Exports over the first four months of 2020 reached 16m units, up 3.3% compared with the same period in 2019. But the total value of exports dropped slightly by 0.1% year-on-year, to $1.9bn.
In April China’s production of refrigerators, excluding freezers, dipped 3.3% from April 2019 to 7m units, said the National Bureau of Statistics.
Four-month production of refrigerators continued to decline, and at 21m units was down by 16.5% from a year ago.
The country’s freezer production showed strong momentum in April, jumping 30.4% from a year ago to 2.5m units. Four-month production of freezers climbed 11.7% to 7m units. This compares to a 2.7% year-on-year drop in Q1 freezer production to 4.6m units.