November 16, 2018

RAW MATERIALS INDEX RATE – DECEMBER 2018

by vvr-auteur-1 in News, Purchasing and quality

Here-under, the index rate of raw materials in China throughout the last 6 months.

Available in PDF : Download Newsletter VVR 2018 NOVEMBER

SPOTLIGHT ON THE “TAOBAO VILLAGES”

Taobao : It is Alibaba’s e-commerce platform, launched back in 2003. This C2C platform gathers today over 500 millions of active users. Besides, they also developed a B2C platform in 2008 called T-Mall. These two platforms saw the transaction of some 3 trillion yuans over the year 2017. It is very likely that a large part...

ALL ABOUT THE CHINESE CALENDAR

October is a special month in China: because of the Mid-Autumn festival and the National Day (the 1st of October), Chinese enjoy a week-long holiday.  Some go on travelling, but most still use this rare holiday time to gather with their family. Life in China follows a calendar quite different from the Western one… This...

China’s growing electric vehicle market

Foreigners hit speed bumps. China is expected to reach 7 million new energy domestic vehicle (NEV) sales by 2025, according to Beijing’s 13th Five-Year Plan, finalized in 2015. Chinese NEV sales – the term China uses to refer to battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell cars – totaled 951,477 units between January 2011 and December...