Beijing – China exported 5.9m refrigerators and freezers in August 2021, down by 19% from a year ago. This compares with a 10% drop in July, and a 2% drop in June.
Despite the decline in numbers, the value of the August exports was $870m, up 2% from a year ago, according to China’s General Administration of Customs.
Exports over the first eight months of 2021 totalled 48m units, representing a 13% rise from the same period in 2020. The value of exports over the period in 2021 shot up 38% from a year ago, to $6.8bn.
China’s production of refrigerators, excluding freezers, reached 7.4m units in August 2021, down by 19% from a year ago, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
This was the fourth month in a row that monthly production shrank. Production over the first eight months of this year is up by 7%, to 59m units.
Freezer production in August was 2.2m units, down 16% from the same month last year. In July, the number fell by 19%, the first time it showed year on year decrease since April 2020
From January to August 2021, China produced 20m unit freezers, up 24% from a year ago.