Top 6 China Manufacturing Trends To Watch Out For

Top 6 China Manufacturing Trends To Watch Out For

China has always been a great place for business. Especially for entrepreneurs of all kinds, and even more so lately, when it’s easier than ever to start selling your own private label products on marketplaces like Shopify or Amazon. But if one thing is true, it’s that China - despite being a millenary country - is not one to remain standing still. Recent innovations, advancing technologies, and overall improvements help pave the way for new China manufacturing trends. 

So if you’re planning to start your own business or import products from China to Australia, the US, or any other part of the world, then you need to be on top of any trends that may come up.

These are the most important China manufacturing trends to watch out for in 2021.


One third of the world’s robots purchased in 2016 went to China alone. In fact, it was 87,000 robots. So it’s only natural that automation is a never-ending Chinese manufacturing trend. From making processes simpler to delivering higher quality products in a shorter amount of time, automation is here to stay in this manufacturing giant, becoming a huge trend for production processes and the global economy. 


“Many manufactured products are still in demand and we expect to see that increase as more people can work again outside their homes as the economy recovers. In particular, we have noticed a large increase in certain consumer products and individual sports equipment.”

  • Renaud Anjoran, partner at CMC
  • “Made in China” is no longer a phrase linked to bad quality. Chinese factories, suppliers, and even the government are involved in a huge campaign to improve the quality of the products manufactured in the country, elevating their production standards in order to deliver what their clients (and their customers) actually need. All of this at a price that is still amazingly competitive.

    Manufacturing Expansion

    According to Andrew Mullen, China is the world’s largest manufacturer in terms of output and has earned a reputation as the ‘world’s factory

    Shanghai and Beijing have traditionally been the main centers for manufacturing. But not anymore. Other Chinese cities, like Shenzhen, Tianjin,  and Guangzhou are taking the manufacturing industry by storm. This means that both providers and clients have a bigger pool from which to choose in order to create the right products.


    In the past, only huge, monstrous companies were able to place orders to mass-produce their products on Chinese soil. That is no longer the case. Anyone has the power to source from China - whether they’re a seasoned corporate mogul, an import-export company, or a beginner working from their home office. This has truly given people the power to create their own products to sell on Amazon or Shopify. It’s helping beginner entrepreneurs pursue their dreams and achieve their financial goals. 

    If you would like to start importing and selling products from China but don’t know where to start, we have some amazing packages that can help you source your products in only 30 days.

    Remote & Online Management

    Traveling to China has always been complicated for starting entrepreneurs. Not everyone can go scouting Chinese factories at the drop of a hat. This is even more true now because of the pandemic. Traveling to China is nigh on impossible. However, the Internet has changed the world for the better. Today, it is no longer necessary to travel to Chinese soil in order to source products. This is where remote and online management take place. You can manage every little detail from your laptop screen. Scouting for suppliers, ordering products, and managing production quality can all be done from the comfort of your own home office. But, what if you already had an office on Chinese soil? A sourcing partner can come in handy at any moment but is even a greater asset during these difficult times. At GlobalTQM, we work as your local office in China, help you find and verify suppliers, visit factories to ensure everything is up to code, and even review your products after they are produced to check for function, performance, and overall quality. Basically, this partner will be able to help you determine if your supplier is the right fit for you and your business. Lucky for you, GlobalTQM can help out with that. And what’s best, you can still handle all of this process online!


    “Current globalization and manufacturing trends are the catalysts to new ways of thinking and innovation in product materials, while still boosting national economies so that companies, consumers, and laborers win across the board.”

  • Mike Stewart, ITI Manufacturing

  • With high-speed Internet access came a boost in overall globalization. It’s inescapable, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It has unified global production trends, materials, processes, and quality. It’s also made it easier for both consumers and suppliers to find what they need for their respective clients. And, just as Mike Stewart mentioned in the quote above, it’s helping boost economies so that everyone wins. 

    In the end, China is a giant when it comes to product manufacture. So it makes sense that current manufacturing trends are going to affect the types of products they create, the types of clients that look for Chinese suppliers, and even the type of consumers that want to purchase those very same products. It’s even changing the way factories work, introducing robots for increased quality and faster production times! If you want to start your own business and source products from China, GlobalTQM is here to help you. Every step of the way. Check out our services here or book a call with us today.

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