In China, the Christmas atmosphere is no different from that of European and American countries. But for the world, China’s role in Christmas is getting heavier and heavier.
Because of the out-of-stock Christmas tree in the US market this year, most Americans can only choose artificial trees. The data shows that Christmas tree consumption in North America accounts for 51.3% of global consumption, while Chinese Christmas trees account for two-thirds of the world.
The Chinese-made Christmas tree has a price advantage. On a large-scale e-commerce platform in China, a 1.5-meter-high Yiwu Christmas tree is only tens of yuan, and it provides a package service with a bunch of decorative pendants.
When the German “Echo” reporter interviewed a factory producing plastic Christmas trees in Yiwu, it found that 80% of the factory’s products were shipped to Europe. The factory manager introduced that German importers order mostly high-end Christmas trees, and other grades of Christmas trees are sold. Americas.
The Christmas decorations assembled in the New York holiday decorations factory and the Santa Claus dolls in the Trump building are mostly from China.
As early as Christmas in 2004, American journalist Sarah Bonjour discovered that 25 of the 39 Christmas gifts were “made in China.”
On December 19, 2016, the US “Miami Herald” reported that the supplies in the US Christmas market were almost all “Made in China.” From January to September 2016, the United States imported $1.1 billion worth of Christmas ornaments from China, accounting for 92% of the US Christmas jewelry import market.
According to Zhiyan Consulting data, the number of Christmas exports in China was 418,500 tons in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 2.4%.
As a major town for the production of Christmas goods in China, Yiwu “Christmas Village” is every day around Christmas.
According to Cai Qinliang, secretary general of the Yiwu Christmas Products Industry Association, Yiwu “Christmas Village” has monopolized 90% of the domestic market, and its international sales share is about 60% to 70%. For the Christmas season, Christmas supplies traders around the world travel to Yiwu several months in advance every year. Their first stop is often Yiwu International Trade City. The production cycle of Chinese manufacturers began in the third quarter of the previous year. According to the monthly records of Hangzhou Customs, between September 2016 and August 2017, more than 600 factories and workshops around Yiwu produced value 30. Billion dollars of Christmas-related products.
With the rapid increase in the degree of Internetization and the rise of cross-border e-commerce, Yiwu’s Christmas business has gradually turned to the Internet. From 2010 to 2016, Yiwu’s e-commerce trade volume increased by more than six times. The “Belt and Road” effect of Yiwu is visible, and the China-European Banlieue (Yixin Ou Banlieue) has driven the European market.