Beijing – China exported 5.7m refrigerators and freezers in November 2021, down by 19% from November 2020. This compares with a 9% drop in October and a 16% drop in September.
The value of these exports in November was $860m, down by 1% from a year ago, according to China’s General Administration of Customs.
Exports over the first 11 months of 2021 totalled 66m units, a 4% rise from the same period in 2020. The value of exports over the period in 2021 was up 26% from the previous year, at $9.3bn.
In November 2021, China’s production of refrigerators, excluding freezers, was 8.1m units, down by 10% from year on year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
This was the seventh month in a row that monthly production showed negative growth. Production over the first 11 months of the year rose by 0.2% to 83m units.
Freezer production in November 2021 was 2.6m units, down 12% from a year ago. It fell by 19% in October, and 18% in September.
From January to November 2021, China produced 27m freezers, up 10% on the same period in 2020.