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PU-PVC leather iPad cases lead supply

 Makers expand the selection with models that double as stands or enable sleep/wake functions.




  • Synthetic vs genuine leather: About 70 percent of China’s leather cases are made of synthetic materials. These are adopted for their flexibility in terms of design processing. Combination PU and PVC leather versions remain strong. Models in genuine leather, which come mostly in the input’s original color and texture, are marketed in the high end.
  • Value enhancements: Eighty percent of cases double as stands. Some feature a magnetic cover that puts the iPad to sleep or wake mode. These account for less than 40 percent of output. In coming months, smart types will be more popular, with yield to increase by more than 20 percent.
  • Price projection: Quotes will remain stable in the next six months owing to a similar trend in raw material costs.
  • Export sales outlook: Suppliers anticipate overseas revenue will climb by more than 20 percent by year-end. They send shipments mainly to the US, Europe and Asia, which are also the top destinations of the iPad. Makers predict the last region will experience faster growth because of the current economic conditions in the two traditionally strong markets.
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