How do the Chinese Products compare

Before I give you my opinion, I will lift something out of an article I read.

The following export product groups categorize the highest dollar value in Chinese global shipments during 2020. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports from China.

  1. Electrical machinery, equipment: US$710.1 billion (27.4% of total exports)
  2. Machinery including computers: $440.3 billion (17%)
  3. Furniture, bedding, lighting, signs, prefabricated buildings: $109.4 billion (4.2%)
  4. Plastics, plastic articles: $96.4 billion (3.7%)
  5. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $80.2 billion (3.1%)
  6. Vehicles: $76.3 billion (2.9%)
  7. Miscellaneous textiles, worn clothing: $75.6 billion (2.9%)
  8. Toys, games: $71.5 billion (2.8%)
  9. Articles of iron or steel: $71.1 billion (2.7%)
  10. Clothing, accessories (not knit or crochet): $62.3 billion (2.4%)

China’s top 10 exports accounted for over two-thirds (69.2%) of the overall value of its global shipments.

From the numbers they must be doing something right. Exports to the United States and Europe were $420 and $375 billion in 2020.

What are my experiences? You can get the best from China and you can get absolute rubbish from China. They have everything for everyone. In the 70’s Japanese manufacturing was the butt of everyone’s joke. If you wanted cheap transistor radios, TV’s, LCD watches you got them from Japan. Today Japan has become synonymous with quality products.
The first set if inverters we installed were crap. 
First we did not understand them, 2nd they were poorly made. We tried again and we got some value for our money. What we purchased served the needs that we were aware of.

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