With Annual Sales of US$1.5 Billion, Guangdong Galanzis Is the Top Maker of Microwave Ovens in China - Read More inside China Sourcing Report

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c41158) has announced the addition of China Sourcing Report: Small Kitchen Appliances to their offering.

Based on in-person factory tours China's small kitchen appliance exports have been rising steadily since we last reviewed the industry in April 2004. Overseas shipments amounted to US$4.2 billion in the 10 months to October 2005, a year-on-year increase of 30%.

However, this healthy growth rate could slow as the industry prepares for the EU's WEEE and RoHS directives, while also grappling with soaring material costs and fierce competition.

This report gives you a ground level view of how different suppliers are preparing to comply with the EU directives and how their actions will impact your sourcing decisions.

Plus, you'll get 66 new company profiles and 14 updated ones, a huge product gallery of 217 of the hottest products, and a comprehensive industry overview to help you plan strategies for the months ahead.

Deep profiles of 20 major suppliers that offer details on manufacturing capabilities, quality controls, future development plans and more. Based on personal factory tours and interviews with senior managers, this information is available nowhere else

What you'll Get:

Profile tables of 60 additional suppliers, with key information such as production capacities, export capabilities, key export markets and main machinery installed

A Product Gallery featuring 217 of the most popular export small kitchen appliances, with key specifications and full-color pictures

The results of Global Sources' latest supplier survey, summarizing price, product, production and R&D trends for the next 12 months

This report covers the following types of small kitchen appliances: electric kettles, slice toasters, toaster ovens, rice & slow cookers, microwave ovens, and food processors, blenders & juicers

How you'll Benefit:

Discover the latest models of small kitchen appliances from China suppliers before your competitors do

Use the comprehensive and comparable price guides as benchmarks when sourcing

Handpick suppliers that best suit your needs using the detailed easy-to-compare profile tables

Find out if export prices will increase in the next 12 months

Get full company contact details, including phone numbers, e-mail addresses and website URLs

Contents Include:

Executive Summary

Industry Overview

Supplier Profiles

Product Gallery

Supplier Contact Details

China exported 391 million small kitchen appliances worth US$4.2 billion in the 10 months to October 2005, a year-on-year increase of 30 percent in terms of value and 14 percent in volume. While export sales have been rising steadily since we last reviewed the industry in April 2004, growth rate in terms of volume has decreased dramatically -- from 30 percent in 2003 to less than 15 percent in 2005.

The stable rise in export value despite the drop in volume growth is an indication of higher export prices that have resulted mainly from increasing raw material and other production costs. The growth trend also indicates a gradual increase in exports of midrange and high-end appliances.

Despite the WEEE and RoHS directives, the EU will continue to be the favored export destination for many China makers, mainly because buyers from the region are less price conscious, giving suppliers higher profit margins.

The key R&D focus of most companies will be developing higher-end appliances or incorporating value added features in their products.

The Products & Prices section of this report details the newest features and current price ranges of these appliances. The price guides in this section also provide comparative export prices for 2004 and 2006. The Manufacturing section explains the processes involved in appliance manufacture and how these differ in small and large companies.

This report profiles some of the leading small kitchen appliance makers in China, a number of which were also featured in our 2004 report. With annual sales of US$1.5 billion, Guangdong Galanzis the top maker of microwave ovens in China. The company's annual exports of small kitchen appliances have grown 20percent to US$657 million since we last profiled the company.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c41158

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