The Market Share Of Imported Valves Has Changed

- May 25, 2020-

The market share of imported valves changes, and domestic valves realize effective substitution.

Valve is a kind of control part in pipeline transportation system, which can be used to control the flow of air, water, steam, various corrosive media, mud, oil, liquid metal and radioactive media. In the pharmaceutical industry, valves also play a great role.

According to data statistics, there are more than 3000 valve manufacturing enterprises in China, which can produce gate valve, throttle valve, ball valve, globe valve, butterfly valve, diaphragm valve, control method, etc. to meet the requirements and demands of various fields. In the context of rapid development of pharmaceutical industry, the valve market is bound to usher in a good development space.

In terms of market share, in recent years, with the rise of brand power of domestic valve enterprises and the maturity of valve technology, the share of imported valves in the domestic market has gradually declined, and domestic valves have achieved effective substitution.

According to the statistical data, from January to December 2018, the number of imported valves in China was 1039.97 million, down 2.1% year on year; from January to December 2018, the amount of imported valves in China was 7328.128 thousand US dollars, up 20% year on year.

Taking control valve as an example, at present, domestic control valve manufacturers are mainly concentrated in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shanghai. According to relevant information, in 2017, among the top 50 control valve manufacturers in China, there were 6 in Zhejiang, 4 in Jiangsu and 6 in Shanghai. It can be seen that one third of them have realized localization, and the proportion is still rising.

The improvement of market share of domestic valves can not be separated from the improvement of valve quality. On January 3, 2019, Anhui Provincial Bureau of quality and technical supervision released the results of provincial supervision and spot check of valve products in 2018. It is reported that 10 production enterprises in Hefei, Wuhu, Chizhou and Tongling were randomly selected, 10 groups of samples were randomly selected, 9 groups of samples were qualified, and the qualified rate was 90%.

It is reported that the provincial supervision and spot check is a more comprehensive investigation on the product quality of Anhui valve manufacturing enterprises, which can basically reflect the current situation of valve product quality in Anhui Province. It can be seen that the quality of domestic valves can be basically guaranteed to help enterprises to stabilize production.

In terms of valve technology, at present, many valve enterprises are in the process of intelligent control, modern and precise management, to achieve the deep integration of valve industry informatization and industrialization, and to promote the better realization of localization of valves in China.

For example, valve companies invest about 80 million yuan in scientific and technological innovation every year, of which more than 50 million yuan is invested in R & D alone. During this period, the company also presided over and completed a number of national scientific research projects, and made its valve products have international market competitiveness through technological innovation, promoting the progress of the overall technical level of China's control valve industry.

However, in terms of the overall technical level, experts in the industry believe that most valve manufacturers are mainly small and medium-sized, so most valve enterprises still need to break the barriers to competition through technological innovation, so as to improve the profit margin of enterprises. At the same time, enterprises should increase the investment of brand channel construction to expand brand penetration.

In the long run, with the increase of industry concentration, it is inevitable that the competition in the valve market will intensify in the future. For the valve enterprises, only by participating in the competition can they have a long-term development, and only by turning pressure into power can they continue to break through. Therefore, in order to achieve better results, valve enterprises need to strengthen themselves, improve their competitive strength and speak with products.

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