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Production of Meters in China: Brief Overview

China today represents the largest market for water, gas and electricity meters in the world. 

The total number of meter manufacturers in China exceeds currently 1000 companies.

15% of the Chinese market demand for high-quality devices are met by the domestic equipment.

The medium and low price segments have recently demonstrated a tendency to overproduction of meters.

54% of the total Chinese production of meters fall on Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, 46% - on other territories.

Regional Concentration of Water, Gas, Electricity and Heat Meter Production Capacity in China 
 
 
Source of Data: Abercade Research
 
The Chinese market for water meters is characterized by a high competition. There are several hundred water meter manufacturers in the country, most of them producing household cold and hot water meters.

The below is the list of the leading water meter manufacturers in China:

Х Beijing Running Water Group Jingzhao Water Meter Co., Ltd.; 
Х Beijing Tap Water Group Jingzhao Water Meter Co., Ltd.;  
Х Huhui Sanitary Bath And Ware Co., Ltd.; 
Х Linyi Quanxiang Water Meter Factory; 
Х Ningbo Technology Park Changyuan Electronics Co., Ltd.;  
Х Tianjin Lianchang Water Meter Technology Co., Ltd.;  
Х Beijing Jingshunda Water Meter Factory;  
Х Chengdu Water Meter Factory;  
Х Hefei Sanlong Meter Technology Co., Ltd.;  
Х Linyi Xingya Water Meter Co., Ltd.; 
Х Shenzhen Tianxingjian Electronic Co., Ltd.;  
Х Sichuan Fuxing Meter Co., Ltd.; 
Х Wuhan Tianming Water Meter Co., Ltd.;  
Х Wuxi Water Meter Co., Ltd.;  
Х Xiamen Instrument Factory  

97,3% of companies declare production of household cold water meters. Production programs of 35.0% of water meter manufacturers are focused on the production of prepayment IC-card meters;  16.7% of companies are specialized in meters with telemetric signal transmission; 5.7% - in meters with radio frequency signal transmission. 1.5% of the companies produce Woltman meters.

About 38% of the companies are specialized in the production of one specific type of meters. Two types of cold water meters are declared in the production programs of 29.3% of the companies, 3 types Ц in those of 12.5% of the companies, 4 types Ц in those of 10.6% of the companies, 5 types Ц in those of 3.8% of the companies, 6 types Ц in those of 3.4% of the companies, 7 and above Ц in the programs of 2.3% of the companies.

The below is the list of the leading electric meter manufacturers in China:

Х Changzhou Bafang Electronics Co., Ltd. ;
Х  Jiangsu Linyang Electronics Co., Ltd.;
Х Shanghai Dahua Measuring And Controlling Equipment Co., Ltd.;
Х Zhejiang Songxia Electric Meter Co., Ltd.;
Х Beijing Haiwan Intellective Meter Co., Ltd.;
Х China Zhongnan Meter Co., Ltd.;
Х Feiyue Union Electric Group Co., Ltd.;
Х Huaxianglong Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.;
Х Jiangsu Xiou Electronics Co., Ltd.;
Х Liyang Electronic Meter Co., Ltd.;
Х Nanjing Sanneng Electric Power Instrument Co., Ltd.;
Х Shanghai Donghui Electronic Instrument Co., Ltd.;
Х Shanxi Fenxi Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.;
Х Tianjin Kaisheng Power Mater Co., Ltd.;
Х Tianjin Lanxing Electronic Engineering Co., Ltd.;
Х Xi'an Zhongshun Industrial Development Co., Ltd.;
Х Zhangzhou Keneng Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.; 
Х Zhejiang Huaxing Meter Co., Ltd.;
Х Zhejiang Songhe Imeters Co., Ltd.;
Х Zhejiang Zhengtai Instrument And Meter Co., Ltd.;
Х Zhumadian Jinque Electric Measuring Technology Co., Ltd.          
                    
Production of single-phase electric meters was declared by  95.35% of the meter manufacturers reviewed, while the production of three-phase meters was claimed by 28.55% of the companies. 32.5% of companies had electronic electricity meters in their production programs, 26.1% - prepayment meters with IC-card, 7.1% - multirate meters, 2.7% - telemetric data transmission meters, 4.7% - countervandalism design meters.  

Production of one single type of electric meters was declared by 47.0% of the manufacturers reviewed, 2 types Ц by 28.9%, 3 types Ц by 9.8%, 4 types Ц by 8.4%, 5 types Ц by 4.5%, 6 and above Ц by 1.4% of the companies.
 
The below is the list of the leading gas meter manufacturers in China:

Х Zhejiang Sanzhou Gas Meter Co., Ltd.;
Х Beijing Jinchuang Combined Gas Meter Co., Ltd.;
Х Dandong Scking Electronic Development Co., Ltd.;
Х Ningbo Tianxin Instrument Co., Ltd.;
Х Shanghai Sapphire Gas Cooker Industrial Co., Ltd.;
Х Sichuan Haili Electronic Meter Manufacture Co., Ltd.;
Х Anhui Shitai Gas Meter General Plant;
Х Chongqing Ximei Instrument Co., Ltd.;
Х Nanjing Weiqi S&t Co., Ltd.;
Х Ningbo Pengsheng Technology Development Co., Ltd.;
Х Qianwei Kromschroder Meters (chongqing) Co., Ltd.;   
Х Rongcheng Yuxiang Industrial Co., Ltd.;
Х Zhejiang Fulu Gas Meter Co., Ltd.;
Х Zhejiang Rongxin Gas Meter Co., Ltd.       
                
Production of household gas meters was declared by 96.1% of the meter manufacturers reviewed. 19.4% of the companies produce diaphragm meters, 11.6%  - electronic meters, 52.7%  - prepayment IC-card meters, 10.1% of the companies produce commercial gas meters. 

Production of one single type of gas meters was declared by 28.7% of the manufacturers reviewed, 2 types Ц by 38.8%, 3 types Ц by 21.7%, 4 types Ц by 6.2%, 5 types Ц by 3.9%, 6 and above Ц by 0.8% of the companies.
The Chinese market for heat meters is under formation. Some Chinese companies have begun manufacturing heat meters for collective measurement of heat consumption.

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