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January 2013, Bulldozer Market Analysis in China

The sales volume rises by **.**% year-on-year.

According to the statistics of China Construction Machinery Business Online, the bulldozer sales volume totals *** units in January 2013, down **.**% compared with last month and up **.**% compared with the same period last year. The sales volume in China totals *** units in January 2013, up **.**% year-on-year; the export volume is *** units, down **.**% year-on-year.

Shantui retains top position; HBXG performs well.

In January 2013, Shantui ranks the first with *** units, with a market share of **.**% and a year-on-year growth of **.**%; Yishan ranks the second by *** units, with a year-on-year growth of **.**% and a market share of **.**%; HBXG ranks the third with the sales volume of *** units, increasing **.**% year-on-year.

Bulldozers of 160-179HP are still hot.

In January 2013, the bulldozers of 160-179HP are still the top-selling products, with the sales volume of *** units and a market share of **.**%; the next is 220-319hp products. Compared with January 2012, the demand for 220-319hp products grow most by **.**%; the next is 160-179hp dozers, with the growth of **.**%.

Export market analysis

In January 2013, the bulldozer export volume totals *** units, with a YoY reduction of **.**%, accounting for **.**% of the total sales volume. Zoomlion, Yishan, and HBXG show great growth in the export volume; Shantui shows a year-on-year reduction of **.**%, but it still has a market share of **.**%.

Macroscopic interpretation

1. China sees its GDP grow by 8.1% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012, 7.6% in the second quarter, and 7.4% in the third quarter. China’s GDP growth rate has slowed down for 6 quarters, but according to the economic indicators in the fourth quarter, the growth rate recovers to 7.9%. It is expected that China's economy will achieve stable growth in 2013, with the growth rate exceeding 8%.

2. Real estate: According to the "Twelfth Five-Year" plan, there will be 36,000,000 units of low-cost housing, among which 17,000,000 units have been started during 2011-2012, and 19,000,000 units will be started during 2013-2015, 6,300,000 units a year. Because the government will not relax the real estate controls, there is big financial pressure on the construction of low-cost housing. It is predicted that the 2013 growth rate of the investment in real estate will be 15% around.

3. Railway and highway construction: According to the data released by Ministry of Railways on Feb. 16th, the fixed asset investment in railway of 20994 million yuan was completed in January, up 70.9% year-on-year, among which, 14175 million yuan is invested in infrastructure, yp 62.3% year-on-year. It is expected that the investment in railway of 650 billion yuan will be completed in 2013.

The investment in highway begins to stablize gradually. The investment in highway infrastructure has reached 1147.14399 billion yuan by November 2012, up 0.55% year-on-year, which is the first growth in 2012.

4. Mining industry: Seen from the investment operations in the first half year of 2012, the mining industry still keeps rapid growth. However, the price of the resources represented by coal and iron ore shows a downward trend, besides, against the background of the economy slowdown, the demand and price will decline further, which will restrain the investment in the mining industry.

5. Irragation and water conservancy construction: According to the teleconference of national irrigation and water conservancy infrastructure construction this winter and next spring, the government will vigorously advancing the irrigation and water conservancy construction this winter and next spring. According to the Ministry of Water Resources, the total investment in irrigation and water conservancy construction during winter 2012 to spring 2013 will exceed 330 billion yuan.

6. Export market: “Made in China” construction machinery products have been exported to many countries, mainly focusing on countries in Southeast Asia and Middle Africa. Along with the increased overseas expansion strength of Chinese equipment manufacturers and improved product quality, the overseas sales volume must show an upward trend. Besides, the high cost performance is the biggest advantage of China-made machinery for export.

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