The Scientific Instrument Manufacturing industry is a supporting industry to many important upstream industries in the Chinese economy. Scientific instruments have a wide variety of applications in agriculture, traffic, science, environmental protection, national defense, education and other fields. They also play an essential role in the continued development of China into a technologically advanced society.
In 2009, with the deepening global financial crisis, downstream markets, such as electronic apparatus and specialized equipment manufacturing, were negatively affected. This negative trend continued through 2010.
Businesses in the Scientific Instrument Manufacturing industry manufacture special professional-use instruments and apparatus. Products include environmental control instruments; automotive instruments and other meters; navigational, meteorological and marine apparatus; meter apparatus for farming, forestry and fishing; geologic prospecting and earthquake-use instruments; and teaching apparatus.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.