China Reports


  • Can Automotive Coatings Save the Market?

    Can Automotive Coatings Save the Market?

    The automotive market could be a bright spot as China begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 07.06.20

  • Coronavirus Pandemic Hits Domestic  Coatings Market

    Coronavirus Pandemic Hits Domestic Coatings Market

    The Chinese government showed great leadership in dealing with COVID-19, but the Chinese economy in the mid-term still faces serious challenges.
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 04.15.20

  • Further Reshuffling of Coatings Industry Continues

    According to a report released by China National Coatings Industry Association, total coatings output in the first 10 months of 2019 was 20 million tons.
    Arnold Wang , China Correspondent 02.19.20

  • Architecture Coatings Consumption  Shows Softening Signals

    Architecture Coatings Consumption Shows Softening Signals

    When regional expansion in China is completed, the architecture coatings market will enter a maturing stage.
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 09.30.19

  • Chinese Coatings Market Moves West

    Since 2017 Sichuan has become the fourth largest coatings province in China, behind Guangdong, Shanghai and Jiangsu. The coatings output in Shanghai and Jiangsu province dropped dramatically in 2018, mainly because of environment control and inspecti…
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 08.09.19

  • Powder Coatings Industry Enjoyed Positive Growth in 2018

    Powder Coatings Industry Enjoyed Positive Growth in 2018

    In 2018, 1,336 large coatings companies produced approximately 17.6 million tons of coatings, according to a report from the National Bureau of Statistics. This represented an increase of 5.9 percent from the adjusted output for 2017, which was 16…
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 05.31.19

  • China Coatings Market Keeps Upgrading in 2019

    China Coatings Market Keeps Upgrading in 2019

    The China coatings market has been pushing forward by the government to a future scenario in which only companies with environmentally friendly products and scale of production can survive and develop their business further. Under stricter environmen…
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 04.12.19

  • Domestic Companies Reshape CHINACOAT  2018 Blueprint Structure

    Domestic Companies Reshape CHINACOAT 2018 Blueprint Structure

    As predicted, many big-time international players – Dow Chemical, BASF, Eastman Chemical and others – were absent from CHINACOAT 2018. But this most important coatings show in the Asia Pacific region was not short of new faces.…
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 02.11.19

  • Coatings Market Might Retreat Under Unfavorable External Environment

    From January to July, China produced 9.868 million tons of coatings, increased by 2.3 percent over the same period of last year, but much slower than the GDP growth rate, which is 6.8 percent for the first half year. Major coatings provinces includin…
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 12.03.18

  • Container Market Provides Unique Growth Opportunities for Waterborne Coatings

    China produced 257 thousand tons of container coatings in 2017. The entire container industry reduced 120 thousand tons of VOC, an amazing achievement considering the entire industry released 150 thousand tons of VOC per year before widely adopting w…
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 10.03.18

  • Waterborne Wood Coatings Expands  Market Share in China

    Waterborne Wood Coatings Expands Market Share in China

    Home furniture market keeps growing fast China International Waterborne Wood Coatings Symposium was held May 30-31 in Dongguan, Guangdong province. Approximately 500 people from furniture manufacturers, coatings producers, raw material companie…
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 08.10.18

  • Waterborne Refinish Coatings Market Shows Quick Growth in China

    Axalta and the China National Coatings Industry Association (CNCIA) together issued China’s Waterborne Refinish Coating Technology and Application White Paper. The main driver for high speed growth of automotive refinish market is continuous gr…
    Arnold Wang , China Correspondent 06.04.18

  • Overview of South Korean  Paint & Coatings Industry

    Overview of South Korean Paint & Coatings Industry

    Despite the relative small size and population in comparison to a number of countries in Asia, South Korea is the  fourth largest paint and coating market on the continent. With an estimated size of $4.67 billion (954 million liters) in 2016, th…
    Yogender Singh, India/Asia-Pacific Correspondent 05.04.18

  • China Has Entered Fast Growth Track Again, With Looming Concerns

    China coatings output in 2017 surpassed 20 million tons for the first time in its history and reached 20.41 million tons, an increase of 12.3 percent over 2016. Domestic consumption is the main driver for this fast growth, and export volume grew by 1…
    Arnold Wang 04.09.18

  • Local Market Trend Dictated Topics For CHINACOAT2017

    CHINACOAT2017 was successfully completed. The show created a platform for people in the coatings and ink industries to learn from each other and to exchange ideas. The information they got from CHINACOAT2017 might provide directions for their busines…
    Dan Watson, China Correspondent 02.09.18

  • Lower Profit Challenges China Coatings Industry

    Following stable growth of the Chinese economy, the coatings industry in China also produced more coatings in the first half of 2017, with total output reaching 9.6 million tons, a 10.5 percent increase over the same period of 2016. This fast growth…
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 12.04.17

  • Powder Coatings Break Into Wood Furniture Market

    Environmental benefits drive quick growth of powder coatings market Powder coatings contain no solvents and release no volatile organic compounds (VOC) into the environment. Thus, there is no longer a need for extra investments to purchase costly…
    Arnold Wang, China Columnist 10.02.17

  • Growth of Coatings Industry Slows Down in 2017

    Quick growth of International trade and domestic consumption offset the softness of the real estate property market.
    Arnold Wang, China Columnist 08.09.17

  • Coatings Industry Grew Fast Under New Market Pressure in 2016

    According to a report released by the China National Coatings Industry Association, the entire coatings industry produced approximately 19 million tons coatings in 2016 and grew by 7.2 percent over 2015. It is also estimated that China’s total…
    Arnold Wang, China Columnist 05.01.17

  • Green Coatings

    China to Lead Adoption of Green Technologies

    China is not a pioneer in developing and adopting new technologies, or more precisely, green technologies, until the past few years. Society pressure for improving the environment of living space has led to the releases of a variety of environment pr…
    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent 02.13.17