Asia has become the largest manufacturing hub in the world. Everyday items are arriving in the United States from China that will be purchased by Americans from all walks of life. You probably buy things regularly that were manufactured in China as the trade surplus from the county totaled more than $676 billion in 2021 alone.
You may be surprised at the well-known brands that do some or all of their manufacturing overseas. Watch this brief video to learn more about brands that have mastered offshore manufacturing.
If you have children, grandchildren, or you have children you buy gifts for, chances are that you have purchased toys that were made or at least partially made in China. It’s estimated that at least 80% of all toys made worldwide are Chinese made.
We all wear shoes but you may not be aware that 70% of shoes sold in the United States were made in China. Many people buy shoes thinking they are all made in America or Europe but that is often not the case. Well-known shoe brands such as Nike, Converse, Adidas, and New Balance are manufactured in China. These companies often have factories in the United States as well as in other countries.
We all use cell phones. But, did you know that some or all your cell phones parts, like the Apple iPhone battery, were manufactured in China? Without Chinese manufacturing, you may not have the phone that you love in its current form or at its current price point.
A large portion of the clothes that we buy and wear today are made overseas and elsewhere around the world. Even some of the most iconic “American” clothing brands are manufactured in China.
Most of us are aware that products such as automobiles and appliances are often at least partially manufactured in China. What some of us may not be aware of is that many products bought for babies are also made in China. For instance, in 2018 alone, the US imported more than $290 million in baby strollers and car seats from China.
Should You be Manufacturing in China?
Have you considered the benefits of manufacturing your products overseas? It can be a great way to grow your business and increase profits. ITI Manufacturing is available to help you learn how our liaison services can help you succeed with manufacturing your product in China.