China has 3,232 instrument manufacturers, with a gross industrial output value of 96.8 billion yuan, sales revenue of 92.5 billion yuan; including environmental protection instruments, industrial output value and sales revenue are over 101 billion yuan respectively. There are 620 industrial automated instrumentation and control system enterprises in China, with an industrial output value of 28.5 billion and sales revenue of 28.2 billion yuan; The number of Scientific instruments enterprises is about 525, with an industrial output value of 26.3 billion, sales revenue of 25.1 billion yuan, sharing about 25% of the industry total. The number of Electrical and electronic measuring instruments enterprises is about 285, with an industrial output value of 14.8 billion, sales revenue of 14.7 billion yuan respectively and account for 13%, 14% and 14.6% of the whole industry. The number of information technology electrical equipment enterprises is about 200, with an industry output value of 13 billion, sales revenue of 13.2 billion yuan, sharing about 18% of the industry total. Other types of instruments and meters enterprises’ industrial output and sales revenue are less than 16%.
Chinese instruments will develop along the following trends:
First,electrical instruments and meters, with focus on the development of long-lived energy meter, electronic watt-hour meters, special instruments and electric network management system. In 2007, medium lower grade electric instruments and meters in the domestic market share reached 95%; by 2010, medium top grade electric instruments and meters in the domestic market is expected to account for 80%.
Second, industrial automated instruments will focus on the development of control system equipments, intelligent devices meters, and special automated instruments; there will be a trend towards full, expanded services and the promotion of automated instrument from simulation technology transform to digital technology, that within 5 years, the proportion of digital instruments will reach more than 60%; expansion in the ownership of copyright products to promote commercialization of automated software.
Third, scientific testing instruments will focus on the development of analytical instruments, environmental monitoring instrumentation, industrial furnace, as well as energy-saving equipment, geodetic instruments, measurement of global positioning system, laboratory equipment and other new products. Products with high technical content of the mid-range products accounted for 55% to 65% of the output value in 2007.
Fourth, environmental protection instruments and meters set a priority to the development of environmental monitoring instruments used in the atmospheric environment, water environment, also in sampling systems and automated control system for environmental monitoring products. In domestic market it accounts for 50% or 60% of the industrial share, and it is expected that in 2010, environmental protection instruments and meters will account for 70% of domestic market.
Copyright (c) 2010 Steven Jiang