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jbond
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Re: Not sure about this
jbond   11/18/2011 1:29:41 PM
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Here is a link to some of those statistics that people always overlook.

https://www.uschina.org/statistics/tradetable.html

As for American cars, I was refering to American brands and all of the talk about losing jobs because you're driving a Honda or Toyota instead of a Chevrolet or Ford.

 

Table 6: China's Top Imports, 2010 ($ billion)
*Calculated by USCBC
Source: PRC General Administration of Customs, China's Customs Statistics
HS# Commodity description Volume % change over 2009
85 Electrical machinery and equipment 314.4 29.0
27 Mineral fuel and oil 188.7 52.1
84 Power generation equipment 172.3 39.4
26 Ores, slag and ash 108.6 54.9
90 Optics and medical equipment 89.8 34.1
39 Plastics and articles thereof 63.7 31.3
28, 29 Inorganic and organic chemicals 58.2* 37.2*
87 Vehicles, excluding rail 49.5 74.5
74 Copper and articles thereof 46.1 55.8
72, 73 Iron and steel 34.5* -6.1*


garyk
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Re: Not sure about this
garyk   11/18/2011 1:05:29 PM
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jbond, your right! But CHINA wants to control all the free worlds manufacturing, not there fair share. All the free world country's have lose of job's. What imports does CHINA let into there country? Your comment about American cars is interesting, what car is an American car? Japan, Germany build cars in the US, but they don't use US parts! The US builds cars in other county's, but don't use all US parts? Do you see the big picture?

jbond
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Re: Not sure about this
jbond   11/18/2011 7:28:56 AM
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Saying people won't buy products made in China because people want to keep their jobs is being closed minded and not looking at the big world picture. The United States is not only one of the largest importers of goods, we are also the largest exporter of goods. If the rest of the worlds population said they weren't buying anything from any other country, the U.S. included, then nobody would be importing or exporting. In fact, just because you bought an "American Car", doesn't mean all of the parts are manufactured in the U.S.

You want a prime example, the U.S. is the worlds largest wheat exporter. People talk about how bad the farmers have it, if they couldn't export their crops, this country would have even more financial issues.

garyk
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Re: Not sure about this
garyk   11/17/2011 8:08:30 PM
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Flyingscot, What type work do you do? Detail cars, Sport Authority,Game Boy, Game Stop Game Dude. I know people who won't buy products made in CHINA because they want to keep job's in there country.

Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   11/17/2011 4:36:14 PM
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There's no shortage of small to midsize EMS companies willing to bring offshore business "back home." It won't require building a massive infrastructure either. China has benefited from the influx of manufacturing and will continue to add to its infrastructure. We already have it. Regionalization should be pretty seamless in most areas of the Americas and the EU.

DennisQ
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DennisQ   11/17/2011 2:33:51 PM
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@FLYINGSCOT, well, yes and no. But I do agree that I think with consumer electronics specifically, consumers do indeed care very little.

Obviously there are "issues" with how Apple's products are produced in China, but even despite the fact that a good chunk of Apple users are likely to care about such things... it's not as if there is widespread outrage and Apple certainly isn't likely to move operations to America.

But outside of consumer electronics, yes, of course consumers care where their product is from. I personally realized something I had been eating was made in China, and no longer purchase it. Obviously, it DOES matter where the product came from in some cases.

FLYINGSCOT
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Not sure about this
FLYINGSCOT   11/17/2011 1:23:48 PM
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I cannot believe end consumers care where their product is built as long as it is cool, cheap, available, easy to use and reliable.  I am not sure how any of this is affected by local sourcing.

stochastic excursion
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stochastic excursion   11/17/2011 1:13:49 PM
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The US is reported to be the world's largest importer, giving it the status of being the world's largest end market.  Does this mean the trend will bring significant electronics industry onshoring?

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