Factories were closed to avoid exceeding limits on energy use imposed by Beijing to promote efficiency.
Widening power shortages in China’s north-east have left homes without power and halted production at numerous factories, while some shops operated by candlelight as the economic toll of the squeeze mounted.
Residents in the north-east, where autumn temperatures are falling, reported power cuts and appealed on social media for the government to restore supplies.
Rationing has been implemented during peak hours since last week, while residents of cities including Changchun said cuts were occurring sooner and lasting for longer, state media reported.
China’s power crunch, caused by tight coal supplies and toughening emissions standards, has hurt production in industries across several regions and poses a risk to already strained global supply chains.
Manufacturers face existing shortages of processor chips, disruptions in shipping and other lingering effects of the global shutdown of travel and trade to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
In the north-east, factories were idled to avoid exceeding limits on energy use imposed by Beijing to promote efficiency. Economists and an environmental group say manufacturers used up this year’s quota faster than planned as export demand rebounded from the coronavirus pandemic.
In the city of Liaoyang, 23 people were hospitalised with gas poisoning after ventilation in a metal casting factory was shut off after a power outage, according to state broadcaster CCTV.
The suspension of production at some factories prompted concerns over the possible shortage of goods ahead of Christmas, including smartphones and devices.
Apple components supplier Eson Precision Engineering said on Sunday it would halt production at its factory in Kunshan, west of Shanghai, until Thursday “in line with the local government’s power restriction policy.”
Eson said the suspension shouldn’t have a “significant impact” on operations.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a question from Associated Press about the possible impact on iPhone supplies.
The impact on homes and non-industrial users comes as night-time temperatures slip to near-freezing in China’s northernmost cities. The National Energy Administration has told coal and natural gas firms to ensure sufficient energy supplies to keep homes warm during winter.
Liaoning province said power generation had declined significantly since July, and the supply gap widened to a “severe level” last week. It expanded power cuts from industrial firms to residential areas last week.
The city of Huludao told residents not to use high energy-consuming electronics like water heaters and microwave ovens during peak periods, and a resident of Harbin city in Heilongjiang province told Reuters that many shopping malls were closing earlier than usual.
The power squeeze is unnerving Chinese stock markets at a time when the world’s second-largest economy is already showing signs of slowing. The Chinese economy is grappling with curbs on the property and tech sectors and concerns around the future of cash-strapped real estate giant China Evergrande.
China has vowed to cut energy intensity by about 3% in 2021 to meet its climate goals. Provincial authorities have also stepped up the enforcement of emissions curbs in recent months after only 10 of 30 mainland regions managed to achieve their energy goals in the first half of the year.
The ruling party also is preparing for the Winter Olympics in Beijing, and the nearby city of Shijiazhuang in February, a period when it will want clear blue skies.
The power pinch has been affecting manufacturers in key industrial hubs on the eastern and southern coasts for weeks.
At least 15 Chinese companies have said in exchange filings that production had been disrupted by power curbs, while more than 30 Taiwan-listed firms with China operations had stopped work to comply with the power limits.
The fallout of the power shortage has prompted some analysts to downgrade their 2021 economic growth outlook for China, and also warned of possible global supply shortages to textiles, toys and machine parts.
With Reuters and Associated Press
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Looking for some commercial inflatables from China? As an inflatable manufacturer exporting inflatables worldwide for years, we have some helpful tips for you to save your money and time :)
1. Choose a direct manufacturer instead of a foreign trade company.
A manufacturer makes and sells their inflables, but a foreign trade company only buys them from somewhere else then resell, quality control is not their concern, most of their customers are one-time customers.
2. Know about the raw materials.
You need to know the kind and thickness of the materials before you purchase, thicker materials make more durable inflatables. There are some great PVC supplier in China like Plato Chemicals, Hailide, etc. Stay away from inflatables made of nylon/oxford fabric.
3. Learn more about the details of the inflatables.
Are the inflatables double stitches?
Enough zippers to drain or deflate?
What materials are the inside baffles made of?
4. Be award of the hidden costs.
Make sure you know about all the costs like shipping freight, customs fees and import duty.
5. Confirm whether the accessories are included or not.
For example, sang bags, stakes, tarps,straps,etc.
6. Make sure the inflatables are manufactured to the local standard.
For example, EN-14960, ASTM F2374, AS3533.
7. Confirm if the inflatables are in stock or need time to be made.
If you need more info about importing inflatables from China, please feel free to contact us :)
As a manufactuer company in inflatables industry for nearly 10 years, we have heard a lot of questions when it comes to importing inflatables from China. While some business owners are inclined to get their inventory in the local, more and more business owners get to know us and choose us to be their supplier.
There are some facts that you need to know about the Chinese inflatables manufacturers.
1) Not all inflatables made in China are poor quality
Inflatables can be of poor quality without quality control, but it not only happens in China, but also happens in other countries.
When you decide to get your inventory from China, It's important to choose an experienced and reliable manufacturer. Take us as an example, our main market is the US, Europe and Australia, we know well how to meet the product requirements of different countries in case they past the test.
As a top inflatables manufacturer in China, we will supply you the most durable inflatables with the best raw materials, strong thred, tight stitching, high quality zippers, every inflatable pasts the quality inspections before they are sent out from our factory.
Try not to choose a company who offers a super low price, or who sells a large range of related products, they are not professional enough and won't pay enough attention to the quality control.
2) You can enjoy the factory price
Many so called "Made in USA” inflatables are actually manufactured in China, but their prices are double or even triple when they are in the the local market. Our inflatales are high quality while budget-friendly, you will save quite bucks if you order from us directly, even with the shipping freight and all the port fees.
3) Custom designs are available
In most instances, you can only choose the current designs on the website when you buy from the US, but if you buy from a Chinese manafactuer, you will be happy that you can get your own custom inflatables with different sizes, themes, colors and materials. A professional manufacturer company like us has their own design team to make new designs, and they are able to make your imagination come true, we are more than happy to do that because customer satisfaction is our top priority.
4) Import process is easier than you think
Is it complicated to get the inflatables from a Chinese company? Do I have to find my own shipping broker?
It's not that complicated, all you need to do is to follow us and provide the information we need, we will guide you step by step and we have our shipping broker taking care of the shipping process until you get your order.
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We regret to inform you that escalating cost of raw materials from our supplier necessitates that we raise the price of our products.
Meanwhile, the USD rate against CNY has been falling sharply since June 2020, our profits is becoming more and more limited.
Therefore, we will have a 5% increase of price on all products from Feb 22th. We will continue offering you the best quality products and service with this price increase.
We greatly appreciate your business and thank you for your understanding.
Chinese New Year 2021 is just around the corner.
Team Omega will be off from 7th-18th Feb & Enjoy our Chinese New Year Holidays~