Beijing – China exported 6m refrigerators and freezers in September 2021, down by 16% from a year ago. This compares with a 10% drop in July and a 19% drop in August.
The value of these exports in September was $847m, up 3% from a year ago, according to China’s General Administration of Customs.
Exports over the first nine months of 2021 totalled 54m units, showing a 9% rise from the same period in 2020. The value of exports over the period in 2021 climbed 33% from a year ago, to $7.6bn.
China’s production of refrigerators, excluding freezers, was 7.6m units in September 2021, down by 19% from a year ago, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
This was the fifth month in a row that production shrank. Despite this, over the first nine months of this year it has risen by 2% to 66m units.
Freezer production in the month was 2.3m units, down 18% from a year ago. In July, the number fell by 19%.
From January to September 2021, China produced 22m freezers, up 18% on the same period in 2020.