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WINDOW INDUSTRY IN CHINA
THE CURRENT WINDOW INDUSTRY IN CHINA: AN OVERVIEW
The purchasing volume for China’s window market has reached 4 billion RMB with 20% for Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai. East China is developing as an important hub for the window industry.
Energy saving, safety and comfort play a big role for windows and for integrated sun-shading solutions for civil buildings. The latest technologies of the global window industry will attract owners, architects and contractors.
The window industry is continuously developing and researching new technologies. Many window and door systems agents are also manufacturers. Some aluminum providers began producing their own window and door systems with standardized sizes, seeking to match the quality of Europe's energy-saving doors and windows.
Income per person and living standards in China are increasing as are government standards for energy-saving buildings. China has 28 billion sqm of buildings, and many of them, with their doors and windows, are being renovated. Plus, China's urbanization rate is higher than 50%, and the annual growth of the new construction market exceeds 20%.
In China 55% of doors and windows are made from aluminum, 35% are made from PVC, and 15% are made from steel or wood. The market for plastic windows in North China is significant. Copper and metal windows, often used in renovating old and historic houses, are a smaller part of the industry.