American-made products sell big with Chinese consumers

Global Business

The past two years have brought record investment by Chinese corporations into the United States most of it through merging or acquiring American companies. In 2014, that investment totaled $12 billion dollars. Among the benefits of such deals, these companies can now sell products stamped with “Made in the USA” back to Chinese consumers. CCTV’s Jessica Stone reports.

American-made products sell big with Chinese consumers

American-made products sell big with Chinese consumers

The past two years have brought record investment by Chinese corporations into the United States most of it through merging or acquiring American companies. In 2014, that investment totaled $12 billion dollars. Among the benefits of such deals, these companies can now sell products stamped with "Made in the USA" back to Chinese consumers. CCTV's Jessica Stone reports.

Highlights:

  • According to a Boston Consulting Group study released in 2012, nearly 50 percent of Chinese buyers preferred to buy ‘Made in the USA’ products.
  • According to the same study, almost two-thirds were willing to pay more for products with the ‘Made in the USA’ label.
  • As manufacturing costs have risen in China, the US has also become a more competitive production location.

The United States remains a major target of Chinese outbound investment activity, with $12 billion worth of deals completed in 2014. This note reviews investment and policy trends from Q4 in the context of full year 2014 trends.



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