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Exploration and analysis of the largest market in the German machine tool industry in 2013
In 2012, the number of machine tools imported from Germany in China's machine tool market exceeded that of the United States, with an output value of 2.4 billion euros, a year-on-year increase of 14%. China has become the largest market for German machine tool manufacturing. The machine tools imported by China are mainly high-end and high-end CNC machine tools. Although the total demand for machine tools in the Chinese market decreased last year, the proportion of high-end and high-end machine tools in the total demand is increasing. In addition, compared with foreign advanced products, most domestic high-end and high-end machine tools have gaps in performance, quality, especially operational reliability and accuracy stability and retention, so that last year's machine tool imports did not decline, but increased slightly (all The year-on-year growth rate fluctuated within the range of 6% for each period of the year). In 2012, the import value of China's machine tools was 13.42 billion US dollars, an increase of 2.11% over the previous year, and the average unit price increased by 5.45%. Among them, 49,800 machining centers were imported, with an amount of US$5.651 billion, an increase of 16.19% year-on-year, accounting for 42.1% of the import value of machine tools. About 70% of machine tool imports come from Japan, Germany and Taiwan, and other sources of imports are South Korea, Italy, the United States and Switzerland. At the '2013 China (Nanjing) International Metalworking Exhibition' to be held in Nanjing, China on October 14, Bafuzhou will display its most advanced machine tools, automobiles, and industrial automation control technology products. The German state of Bavaria is one of the regions with the strongest industrial innovation in the EU, and its high-end equipment manufacturing industry accounts for more than one-third of Germany's production and sales. Lin Guofu, President of China Jiangsu Machine Tool Association, pointed out that the equipment manufacturing industry is a powerful driving force to support and lead the development of the global economy. The high-tech equipment developed by China will compete with advanced products from Germany, Switzerland, Italy and other countries on the same stage. The problem of overcapacity of low-end products needs to be solved, and it is expected that more domestic machine tools will improve their competitiveness as soon as possible to replace imports. Lothar Horn, chairman of the Precision Tool Association of the German Machinery Manufacturing Federation, said that the high-end equipment manufacturing industry is the focus of China's industrial development strategy, and the German industry attaches great importance to exchanges and cooperation with China.