NBS: China’s Jan-May white goods output grows further
Jun 20, 2019 17:00
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Chinese production of air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, and televisions by the country’s home appliance makers continued to increase during January-May, according to the latest data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), with that of air-conditioners still witnessing the sharpest growth among the four, rising by 11% year on year to reach 97.46 million units during the first five months.
For May alone, the major contributor among the four major electrical items – again, air conditioners – saw its production increase 6.4% year on year but fall by 7.2% from the previous month to 21.9 million units, NBS’s data showed.
“After the peak season for air-conditioner production over March-April, the month-on-month