Market for Sanitary Towel and Diaper in China
In value terms, sanitary towel and diaper production reduced modestly to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $ in , and then fell slightly in the following year.
The value of the sanitary towel and diaper market in China totaled $ in , stabilizing at the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption showed a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.