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2014-03-05Chinese Metal Fasteners Output in 2013Chinese metal fasteners output totaled 6,389,221 tons in 2013, seeing a slight increase of 7.53% year-on-year. In December, the output of metal fasteners grew by 19.22% year-on-year to 617,274 tons. The three largest provinces of metal fasteners output were Zhejiang, Hebei and Sichuan, producing 2,067,948 tons, 1,179,624 tons, and 700,386 tons respectively in 2013.
2014-02-27International Hardware Fair Cologne 2014The International Hardware Fair CologneProduct categories: Tools Industrial Supply Fasteners & Fixings, Fittings Home ImprovementDate of the event: 9 – 12 March, 2014Organizer: Koelnmesse GmbHEvent frequency: every 2 yearsVenue: Koelnmesse fair grounds, Cologne-DeutzOpening timesExhibitors: 08:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.Visitors: 09:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.Admission feesDay ticketadvance sale 24.00 EURbox office 32.00 EUR2-Day ticket advance sale 35.00 EURbox office 46.00 EURSeason ticket advance sale 47.00 EURbox office 59.00 EURStand rental fees/sqm: Registration by 31 May, 2013 165.50 EURRegistration by 31 October, 2013 175.50 EURRegistration after 1 November, 2013 185.50 EURFlat rate energy costs/sqm: 9.00 EURProduct segmentsHand tools, power tools and accessories, machine toolsWorkshop and factory equipment/Industrial supply, protection equipmentFastening and fixing technology, building and furniture fittingsInteriors and furnishings, sanitary ware and fittings, chemical products, building materials, -elements, -accessories and outside structures, Automotive supplies and accessories, two-wheeler accessoriesIndustry servicesFair profile1. The leading trade fair for the hardware/tool sector2. Traditional meeting point for communication and innovation in the hardware industry3. Internationality of exhibitors and visitors (80% exhibitors and 60% visitors from abroad)4. B2B fair for buyers from trade and industryMailing of registration forms to exhibitors and interested companies: from March, 2013Hall occupancy: Halls 1-5, 10 Construction and dismantling periods:Construction period: from Monday, 3 March, 2014, 08:00 a.m. until Saturday, 8 March, 2014, 06:00 p.m.Dismantling period: from Wednesday, 12 March, 2014, 06:00 p.m. until Saturday, 15 March, 2014, 06:00 p.m.Access rights:All forms of the tradeBuyers from the industryTarget groupsExhibitors:Hand and power tools industryBuilding and furniture fittings industryFasteners and fixing industryManufacturers of workshop and factory equipment/ Industrial supplyDIY-industryIndustry servicestrade visitors:Tools specialist tradeHardware trade (incl. cooperatives and production connected trade)Security specialist tradeHome centersDepartment stores, discount storesBuilding suppliesBuyers from industryFigures for the previous event (2012)Exhibitors: 2.663 from 50 countriesGross exhibition space: 142.500 sqmVisitors: 53.500 from 124 countries
2014-02-19Jiaxing Fastener Export down 6.59% to USD 900 mill Jiaxing’s fastener export totaled USD 900 million in 2013, down by 6.59% year-on-year and accounting for 4% of the total export value of Jiaxing city.The main characteristics of Jiaxing fastener export in 2013: Firstly, export markets were still dominant by America and Europe. America and Europe have been the major export markets of Jiaxing fasteners. The fastener exported to America and Europe reached USD 390 million in 2013, taking up 44% of the total export value but declining by 4.5% year-on-year, of which, the export to America was USD 210 million, taking up 24% of the totals and dropping by 9% year-on-year while the export to EU was USD 180 million, taking up 20% of the totals and growing by 1% year-on-year.Secondly, the export to new emerging market went strong. Jiaxing’s fastener exports to Russia, Brazil, India, South Africa, and ASEAN was USD 200 million in total, taking up 22% of the totals. Meanwhile, the export to Japan, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Singapore increased by 11%, 7%, 7%, 12%, 33% and 10%, respectively.Thirdly, the number of large scale export companies declined. There were 21 companies whose fastener export exceeded USD 10 million in 2013, of which, 12 companies’ export value went down year-on-year.Fourthly, general trade was still the main export mode. The export value by general trade in 2013 achieved USD 850 million, taking up 94 % of totals.Fifthly, the export price varied from materials to materials. The average export price of the steel fasteners decreased by 4% to USD 1,309 per ton, the price of the copper fasteners increased by 11% to USD 11,106 per ton, and the price of the aluminum fasteners grew by 5% to USD 2,471 per ton.
2014-02-13U.S. sets preliminary duties on steel threaded rod The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it had set preliminary duties of up to 120 percent on imports of steel threaded rods from India.The department said the rods, which have threaded grooves, had been "dumped" in the U.S. market at prices 8.63 percent to 119.87 percent below fair market value.In 2013, imports of steel threaded rods from India were valued at an estimated $19 million, the department said.A final decision on duties is expected by July and is also subject to a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission on whether the imports injure, or threaten injury to, domestic producers.The United States on Monday launched a challenge to domestic content requirements in India´s solar program, saying they discriminated against U.S. companies.
2014-01-30Fastener Fair MexicoFastener Fair Mexico is a new event dedicated to the Fastener and Fixing industry that offers a perfect business platform for trade professionals to establish both commercial partnerships and new contacts within Latin America.Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America and one of the fatest developing markets in the world offering many business opportunities for the fastener sector.Mexico – An Attractive MarketPopulation: 113 million.GDP growth forecast was 3.9% for 2012 according to the IMF (International Monetary Fund).Mexico´s strong domestic demand and exports are increasing at a fast rate.Major export products include automobiles, electrical equipment, electronics, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining and consumer durables.Mexico has the 13th largest nominal GDP.Mexico is part of NAFTA and has 12 free trade agreements with 44 countries.Exhibition Profile1. Industrial fasteners and fixings2. Construction fixings3. Assembly and installation systems4. Fastener manufacturing technology5. Storage, distribution, factory equipment6. Information, communication and servicesKey factsThe Event:Fastener Fair Mexico 2014International Exhibition for Fastener and Fixing TechnologyVenueCentro BanamexHall A Av. Conscripto 311Colonia Lomas de Sotelo.Delegación Miguel Hidalgo.CP.11200Mexico D.F.MexicoDates and opening hoursWednesday, 12th March 2014 10:00 to 18:00Thursday, 13th March 2014 10:00 to 17:00Mexico City – the perfect locationFor fastener and fixing companies, Mexico City is the ideal place to access this market and is one of the best destinations for both businesses and leisure travellers.Mexico City is the capital of Mexico, the country´s largest city and the most important political, cultural, educational and financial center ranked eighth richest metropolitan area in the world.It has more than 200 museums and galleries, great shopping and recreation, world-class hotels and cuisine with an active nightlife, arts and culture scene, and a year-round mild climate.In addition, the city runs a business-friendly system, strong industrial and trade capacity along modern convention centers and meeting facilities that make Mexico City the country’s economic heart.