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Sep 14, 2022 08:25 PM
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European Energy Crisis Boosts Demand for China-Made Electric Blankets

Heaters and other electric appliances have become hot products for customers in Europe who don't want to freeze this winter. Photo: VCG
Heaters and other electric appliances have become hot products for customers in Europe who don't want to freeze this winter. Photo: VCG

European customers have sparked a boom in Chinese exports of products such as electric blankets and heaters, as well as energy-intensive industrial goods, as they search for cost-effective alternatives in the face of surging energy prices.

The cost of electricity on the continent has shot sky high due to embargoes on Russian gas imports by numerous European countries and the U.K. following its invasion of Ukraine, creating a shortage of local supply.

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