Asia’s No.1 wire, cable, tube and pipe industry exhibitions, the 5th All China - International Wire & Cable Industry Trade Fair (wire China 2012) and the 5th All China – International Tube & Pipe Industry Trade Fair（Tube China 2012）will join hands again for the 5th time in Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 25 to 28 September, 2012. This year, the two exhibitions are estimated to occupy 7.5 halls, covering a total of 85,000 square meters. 1,500 exhibitors from all over the world are expected to participate, demonstrating the innovative technologies, products and solutions from the areas of global wire, cable and tube industry.
Booming Wire and Cable Market in China -- New Business Circle, New Opportunities
Despite the gloomy global economy, Chinese wire and cable market has been in a rapid growth due to its urban transformation, fast development in power grid construction as well as investments in UHV, submarine cable and wind power projects. Chinese wire and cable industry has increased by 15% annually in the last 15 years. The gross output value of Chinese wire and cable industry has surpassed that in US while China has become the No.1 wire and cable producing country in the world with great potential for development. As the second largest industry next to automobile sector, wire and cable industry could reach up to over 90% domestic market share. Currently, the gross output value of Chinese cable industry is more than 140 billion USD. During the twelfth Five-Year period (2011-2015), the growth rate may slow down given the economic restructuring in China. Yet with the overall economic environment remain stable During 2011-2015, it is expected that the annual industry sales growth is about 4% to 8%. By the end of the twelfth Five-Year period, it is predicted that the amount of copper consumption is about 5.5 to 6.2 million tons, and the amount of aluminum consumption is about 2.6 to 3.2 million tons.
According to the statistics of World Steel Association, China’s annual production of crude steel was 695.5 million tons in 2011 accounting for about 45% of global output, with an increase of 8.9% year on year, and was above the average global growth rate of 6.8%. China’s crude steel production accounted for 44.7% of the world in 2010 and has increased to 45.5% in 2011. China has become one of the world’s largest steel tube producing countries. From January to November 2011, the seamless tube production in China was 24.17 million tons with a year-on-year growth of 8.90%. In terms of production, the top three provinces were Shandong, Jiangsu and Tianjin with production accounted for 19.21%, 14.86% and 13.00% of the overall production respectively. Meanwhile the welded tube production has reached 36.68 million tons, an increase of 28.36% year on year, with Tianjin and Hebei achieved more than half of the national output. During the “Twelfth Five-year“ period, energy-saving and emission-reduction will become an important goal, and development of new product will further accelerate, while steel tube production and export continue to grow steadily. It is an important period of strategic opportunity for China’s steel tube industry to restructure and move forward to a steel power.
Expanding Exhibition Scale to Achieve Comparable Good Results
wire and Tube China 2010 witnessed a total of 1,306 exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and applications in an exhibition space of over 74,500 square meters. The parallel exhibitions attracted 26,035 trade visitors from 78 countries travelled to Shanghai to gather information, making new business contacts and placing concrete orders. Such scale of visitors and exhibitors from abroad promoted and boosted the internationalization and quality of the exhibitions. Conferences and seminars including China International Tube & Pipe Conference, China Wire & Cable Industry Conference etc. shared the latest ideas, expertise and insights in the industry, and enriched the contents of the exhibitions.
wire China 2012 is jointly organized by Shanghai Electric Cable Research Institute and Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., while Tube China 2012 is jointly organized by Metallurgical Council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (MC-CCPIT) and Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Based on the success of past editions, the organizers expect to achieve a new zenith as a famous international trade platform in 2012, given the extending scale and a rapid growth in demand.
See you in Shanghai in September 2012!
Current information for exhibitors, visitors and the press is available at the two Internet portals: http://www.wirechina.net and http://www.tubechina.net
Shanghai Electric Cable Research Institute
Ms. Qu Xiaohong
Tel: (86 21) 65494605
Fax: (86 21) 65486602
Metallurgical Council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Ms. Zhang Yifei
Tel: 010-6525 6461
Fax: 010-8511 1723
Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Ms. Siliya Wang
Tel: (86 21) 6169 8300
Fax: (86 21) 6169 8301