The reporter learned from the 17th China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT2021) that in June 2019, China's machine tool industry had a surplus in imports and exports for the first time, and it has maintained a surplus. From January to December 2020, the import and export of the machine tool industry The trade surplus was US$2.45 billion.
According to the China Machine Tool Industry Association, in 2020, the operating situation of the machine tool industry will improve month by month after March, and the recovery will accelerate in each subsequent month. This year will continue the restorative growth trend last year, the market will show the characteristics of high and low, and the main economic indicators are expected to increase by more than 5%.
The reporter learned from the exhibition area of Qinchuan Group that all enterprises of Qinchuan Group have full orders, and orders for CNC machine tools have been scheduled to the second half of this year. Yan Jianbo, chairman of the group, revealed that compared with 2020, Qinchuan Group’s operating income and profits will increase significantly this year.
Foreign companies in China also have good expectations for their operations this year. At a joint meeting hosted by the China Machine Tool Industry Association, Feng Haitian, general manager of Liebherr Machinery Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., said that the company’s performance in the automotive, agricultural machinery, new energy, construction machinery and other sub-sectors has grown rapidly. The company is very optimistic about the market prospects in 2021.
Jia Jiangyang, general manager of HEIDENHAIN China, said that the company's performance growth trend is unabated and is expected to reach a new level this year. Ai Feng, general manager of HAIMER (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd., said that the company’s orders and deliveries last year both increased by 10% year-on-year. %.
The reason why foreign companies in China have good expectations for 2021, some analysts believe that the main reason is that China took the lead in recovering and fully resuming work and production. In addition, as China enters the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, it is necessary to achieve high-quality economic development and expand its demand for mid-to-high-end products and technologies, which will also bring more opportunities to foreign companies in China. At the same time, the Sino-US trade friction has had a certain impact on the entry of foreign high-end machine tools into the Chinese market, and users' demand for China's local high-end machine tools has increased.
Wang Liming, secretary-general of the China Machine Tool Industry Association, said that there are many factors that support the good expectations of the Chinese economy in the future. For example, the new dual-cycle development pattern will promote the development of the machine tool market; the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) has been above the line of prosperity for 12 consecutive months. The machine tool industry has a clear recovery trend; the automobile manufacturing industry and other industries are significantly better than expected, which is conducive to the growth of market demand in the machine tool industry.
Many people in the business community also said that future market opportunities and challenges coexist, and we should always pay attention to preventing risks.
A person in charge of the company told reporters that although the business is expected to achieve double-digit growth in 2021, the delivery period required by customers is very tight. Whether the release of backlog demand in 2020 will trigger short-term overheating of the market is a problem. Cautiously optimistic.
Ren Jiaping, general manager of Julang Kailong Machine Tool Trading (Beijing) Co., Ltd., revealed that the company's order amount in 2020 is roughly the same as in 2019, but the product structure is different. For the future technological trend of market development, such as how the new energy automobile industry, which has a greater impact on its business, will develop, we need to closely observe.
The relevant person in charge of Beijing FANUC Electromechanical Co., Ltd. said that market demand and business opportunities have been constantly changing. Companies should be good at discovering new opportunities and actively pay attention to factors that may affect performance in the future, such as market fluctuations caused by the epidemic.