NDRC recently announced a national reporting system for large and medium appliance manufacturers to disclose their sales statistics on grades 1 and 2 appliances as defined by the national MEPS. Six categories of products are required to report, including refrigerator, room AC, flat-panel TV, washing machine, range hood for cooking, gas cooking appliance. The manufacturers are required to submit their reports semi-annually, by September 2018 and March 2019. NDRC will release the statistics on market share of high-efficient products for each province. The data will be shared across governmental agencies.
As began in 2016, central government now conducts annual performance evaluation on provincial governments focused on the progress of ecological civilization. The evaluation is conducted based on the “Indicator System for Green Development” which includes 56 indicators. Market share of grades 1 and 2 appliances is one of the 56 indicators in the evaluation system. However, the indicator was not included in the 2016 evaluation report due to the lack of reliable data.
We expect that this newly announced reporting system by NDRC will provide baseline market share data for K-CEP China project activities. Meanwhile, as a consequence of this national performance evaluation system, the provincial governments will attach more importance to improving the market share of high-efficient products, including ACs. We observe this can be an unprecedented opportunity for K-CEP China project to involve joint local government efforts of promoting and improving the market share of high-efficient ACs.