Flat and technical glass market in China January-February 2009
The total output of flat glass in January and February was 85.37 million weight cases, dropped by 7.1 percent year-on-year; the output of float glass was 69.94 million weight cases, down 7 percent.
In January and February, 42 scaled flat glassmakers shut down, which reduced the annual capacity at about 100 million weight cases. 9 float glass companies closed up and 42 companies lowered the production by 7.06 million weight cases, some of which reduced by more than 40 percent, according to a March 31 report on China Glass Network.
Read a Glass Magazine article on the current state of the Chinese glass industry.