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China Solar Exports Drop 10% in 2016 Amid Anti-Dumping Disputes

By Shen Yuyun and Coco Feng
Workers install solar panels on a house rooftop Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, on Nov. 23. China's exports of solar panels dropped 10% to $14 billion last year, as the industry continues to consolidate. Photo: IC
Workers install solar panels on a house rooftop Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, on Nov. 23. China's exports of solar panels dropped 10% to $14 billion last year, as the industry continues to consolidate. Photo: IC

(Beijing) — China’s exports of solar power equipment decreased by 10% to $14 billion in 2016 from a year earlier, driven in part by continued friction with countries that have conducted anti-dumping measures against Chinese solar producers, an industry expert said.

This is the first year-on-year drop the sector has seen since 2013.

Countries and regions that include the U.S., the European Union, Australia, India, Canada and Turkey have carried out anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations on Chinese-made solar goods worth $25 billion, said Zhang Sen, secretary general of the solar division of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Exports of Machinery and Electronic Products, at a seminar on Thursday.

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