Imported goods are in high demand among Chinese consumers: MOFCOM report

Imported goods are in strong demand among Chinese consumers, said a recent report issued by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).

According to the report, foreign products make up over 30 percent of the total consumption for more than a fifth of people asked.

36.1 percent of the cosmetics purchased by those surveyed were imported, and the figure stands at 27.3 percent when it comes to passenger vehicles, the report revealed.

Over 90 percent of the consumers consider safety the most important reason for buying foreign food products and child care supplies. 70 percent also believe that quality remains the largest factor in the purchases of imported leisure, sports and culture products, as well as cosmetics and household supplies.

The report pointed out that 31 percent of those surveyed plan to increase their consumption of foreign goods over the next 6 months.

In addition, Chinese enterprises are also taking steps to expand imports, the report said. 34 out of the 92 surveyed merchandise categories expressed a strong desire to increase imports in the next year, including in healthcare, milk, perfume, glasses and new energy vehicles.