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PRESS RELEASE: Although Guangdong is Currently the Primary Manufacturing Center for Digital Cameras in China, the Tianjin Province is Emerging as the New Production Center

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2005--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c25793) has announced the addition of Digital Cameras in China and Taiwan to their offering

The global digital camera business was estimated to be worth US$24 billion in 2004. A significant part of this business comes from mainland China and Taiwan -- regions which have become known as major digital camera supply bases over the past few years. Industry analysts regard mainland China as being the primary source of low-cost digital cameras. Taiwan, for its part, is credited with a 30 percent share of the digital camera market, following industry leader Japan.

According to the China Culture & Office Equipment Professional Association, mainland China produced 73 million digital cameras in 2004. Of this volume, 61 million units were exported to Europe, the United States and Japan. In the same period, according to the Market Intelligence Center in Taiwan, the production output of companies with headquarters on the island totaled 21 million units, which were all exported. Much of this volume was produced in factories in mainland China. Digital camera manufacture in mainland China and Taiwan is heavily OEM or ODM-oriented.

This report covers 66 digital camera manufacturers in mainland China and Taiwan. Researchers and market analysts interviewed key officers of these companies about their manufacturing capability as well as their production, export and price projections for the next 12 months. In addition, factories of 22 of these makers were visited by researchers who observed manufacturing processes first-hand.

Key features of this report include:

  • In-depth profiles of 22 leading digital camera suppliers in mainland China and Taiwan, including details on production capacities, export markets, quality standards and new products. Based on personal factory visits and interviews with senior managers, this information is available nowhere else
  • Brief profile tables of 44 additional producers, highlighting key sourcing data such as manufacturing processes, monthly output figures and R&D initiatives
  • A detailed product gallery featuring key specifications and full-color pictures of 223 top-selling digital still cameras, digital video cameras and digital PC cameras
  • The results of the latest supplier survey, forecasting price, product, production and R&D trends for the next 12 months
This report covers: digital still cameras, digital video cameras and digital PC cameras

Benefits of this report:
  • Improve your decision-making by comparing different suppliers product mixes, use of in-house versus outsourced processes and more
  • Identify buyer profiles, export markets and product trends of the leading digital camera manufacturers in mainland China and Taiwan
  • Discover which producers have partnered with technical powerhouses like Kodak, Minolta, NEC and Sony. See how those partnerships are impacting your sourcing options
  • Quickly and easily pre-qualify your next suppliers with listings of all featured manufacturers, including comparative statistics, product-range details and verified contact information
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c25793

(First posted on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 08:15 EDT)

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