New opportunities for the development of advanced machine tool technology to overcome the crisis

Recently, the 13th China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT2013) press conference, China Machine Tool Industry Association Deputy Secretary-General Li Jingming revealed that in 2012, Chinas machine tool industry in the fierce market competition, product demand and market structure more prominent contradictions, Chinas machine tool exports showing a first high to low state.


First, in early 2012, industry indicators, relatively high base;


Second, since September 2012, has been rising month by month, will enter a period of adjustment;


Third, the market for inventory digestion period; Fourth seasonal factors. This is the "first low" the main reason. "But the good macroeconomic fundamentals are still expected to go through a phase of decline after the economic trend in the machine tool industry will be a slow recovery." Li Jingming said.


Domestic demand was significantly reduced low-end products, imports high.


In 2012, Chinas machine tool industry in the second half of 2011 continued the downward trend in the growth rate continued to slow down, the domestic market in the doldrums. From China Machine Tool Industry Association key enterprises (part) of the new orders statistical data, run trend downward pressure remains high. As of December 2012, new orders have been 19 consecutive months of negative growth, the annual orders in hand for negative growth year on year, the market situation is still grim.


However, in 2012 Chinas machine tool imports but remains high. Metal cutting machine is a machine tool various types of imported products in the absolute main, an increase of 6.03%; forming machine tools, CNC equipment, tools, parts and components imported negative growth year on year. Machining centers, grinding machines, special machine tools, lathes among the various types of metal processing machine tool imports the top four.


Li Jingming said the domestic market demand is insufficient, so that more companies will operate their attention to the international market, European market recovery in demand for equipment, and its return to the equipment manufacturing industry policy and ease the employment pressure, etc., become a driving factor in Chinas machine tool exports .


2012 Chinas machine tool exports the top three in the order of: cutting tools, metal cutting tools and abrasives. In the eight categories of products, the top two fastest export growth is foundry machinery and forming machine, an increase of 18.3%, respectively, and 16.9%; CNC equipment, woodworking tools and abrasive negative growth.


Is worth noting that in 2012 Chinas metal processing machine tool export markets for Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia export growth rate reached 61.7%, 25.8% and 10.1%, which is part of the labor-intensive industries and the recent emergence momentum transfer to neighboring countries increasing trend is consistent also with the establishment of the ASEAN Free Trade Area on.


From the machine tool product nature of export enterprises, private enterprises and foreign-funded enterprises are the main force of the machine tool exports, state-owned enterprises of machine tool exports declined.


Li Jingming that can be seen from the data, in 2012, although exports of Chinas machine tool industry still maintained a certain growth rate, but growth from the beginning of double-digit growth has gradually dropped to single digits, and there are four growth rate are negative growth, the trend was in the downlink channel, for 2013 exports is difficult to have an optimistic estimate.


For 2013 the overall trend of the machine tool industry, Li Jingming judgment, the whole industry could be the first low-high trend: First, in early 2012, industry indicators, relatively high base; Second, since September 2012, has been rising month by month, will enter a period of adjustment; Third, the market for inventory digestion period; Fourth seasonal factors. This is the "first low" the main reason. "But the good macroeconomic fundamentals are still expected to go through a phase of decline after the economic trend in the machine tool industry will be a slow recovery." Li Jingming said.


By the China Machine Tool Industry Associations 13th China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT2013) will be held April 22 to 27 in Beijing. Exhibition area of 126,000 square meters, the size of the previous record.