Conducting China market research can be very challenging for foreign companies, due to the shortage of reliable information available in the English language.
From researching many topics for our articles, we have however found some websites which we go back to time and again, and decided it would be a good idea to share these with our readers.
If you are searching for specific information about a certain industry or a facet of Chinese society these sources may not be for you, but if you are looking for more "high level" data these China market research websites should be of use.
In no particular order, these are our top 6 English language websites for carrying out China market research:
Thanks to their tie-up with Chinese customs, this global trade data platform has impressive data available about the imports and exports made by Chinese companies - unfortunately though you need to subscribe to access this data and accounts aren't cheap.
Usually when you receive a Chinese bill of lading it will look pretty familiar, it is prepared in English and you will likely be familiar with the name of the carrier.
If you don't recognize the carrier's name you need to understand if the document is a "Master" or a "House" bill of lading.
This article explains the circumstances in which the Chinese bill of lading you receive might be a "House" bill of lading, and what precautions you should take.
For so many people looking for products from China, their sourcing journey both starts with, and finishes with, Alibaba, but there are actually plenty of very good alternatives.
We want our readers to get the very best outcomes when sourcing in China, so here is China Checkup's list of the Top 20 China Sourcing Websites
We were recently asked by a reader whether there is a China supplier list for Columbia Sportswear. After some searching on their website we found it.
Read this article to discover the Columbia China supplier list and learn why Columbia sportswear discloses details of all their Chinese manufacturers.