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Shipbuilding Makes China's Top 10

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Published Sep 16, 2015 6:59 PM by Wendy Laursen

Chinese media outlets are proudly announcing the nation’s top 10 manufacturing achievements, with shipbuilding making it in at position 10.

China released its 10-year national plan, Made in China 2025, earlier this year. The plan is designed to push the country’s manufacturing efforts up the value chain of industrialization.

The plan will be followed by two more with the aim of transforming China into a leading manufacturing power by the year 2049, which will be the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

China Daily reports that the plan highlights the main sectors that will be focused on: new information technology, numerical control tools and robotics, aerospace equipment, ocean engineering equipment and ships, railway equipment, energy saving and new energy vehicles, power equipment, new materials, biological medicine and medical devices, and agricultural machinery.

No. 10: ships

China builds around 766 million tons of vessels annually, nearly half of the world’s total.

No. 9: coal

Around 1.8 billion tons of coal (oil equivalent) is produced annually, nearly half of the world’s total.

No. 8: pork

Pigs bred for meat in China produce about 1.5 million tons of pork, about half of the world’s total.

No. 7: cement

China annually produces 1.8 billion tons of cement, 60 percent of the world’s total.
 
No. 6: shoes

China manufactures around 12.6 billion shoes each year, about 60 percent of the world’s total. 

No. 5: mobile phones

At around 1.8 billion phones, China makes about 70 percent of the world’s total.
 
No. 4: solar cells

Solar cell production is around 21.8 million kW annually, 80 percent of the world’s total.

No. 3: energy-saving lamps

China makes 4.3 billion energy-saving lamps annually, 80 percent of the world’s total.
 
No. 2: air conditioners

China produces over 100 billion air conditioners each year, 80 percent of the world’s total.
 
No. 1: personal computers

China produced 286 million personal computers last year, about 90 percent of the world’s total.