NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                JUNE 2013

Chinese Cleanroom Market Growing at Double-Digit Rates

China enjoys the fastest growing cleanroom industry in the world. Domestic purchases are growing at double-digit rates and the exports are growing even faster. Operators will be spending more than $300 million/yr for hardware by 2016.

Chinese Cleanroom Hardware Revenues ($ Millions)





 Engineering & Design








 New & Prefilters


 Replacement Filters






 Chinese consumables sales are also growing at double-digit rates and will exceed $490 million in 2016.

Chinese Cleanroom Consumables Revenues ($ Millions)



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 Reusable Clothing








The pharmaceutical industry has the highest growth percentage even though the total purchases are less than the semiconductor industry. China accounts for 20 percent of the world’s population but only 1.5 percent of the global drug market. However, this market is growing at more than 20%/yr and is expected to exceed $115 billion in 2015. Many new cleanrooms are under construction. The large international pharmaceutical manufacturers are building plants to supply the domestic and export markets. One strategy is for brand name companies to compete in generics by manufacturing these generic products in China. There are large numbers of cleanrooms in planning and construction to house research efforts of international companies.

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