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Shenzhen major sourcing hub for camera accessories


Part one of this two-part series presents the city’s advantages as a key manufacturing base for camera accessories.

A robust electronics industry, established supply chain, strategic location, and efficient logistics and transportation network help maintain Shenzhen’s position as a major production center for camera accessories in China. The city in Guangdong province is currently its largest manufacturing and export hub with foreign sales reaching $69.5 billion in 1H11. The figure represents 23 percent of the country’s total international shipments of electronics devices, and 55 percent of Guangdong’s aggregate. Other sourcing loci such as Jiangsu province and Shanghai account for 22 and 16 percent of China’s collective export revenue from this sector.

Shenzhen contributes 60 percent to the accessory output of Guangdong, which in turn takes up 60 percent of the nation’s overall yield in this field. Camera accessories, in particular, capture approximately 40 percent of the city’s turnout and the rest consist of accessories for the iPod, iPhone, iPad and A/V devices. The area’s strong supply chain for electronics and related products strengthens the line. Shenzhen is the largest manufacturing center for lithium batteries with a 75 percent share of Guangdong’s total turnout. Longgang district is a main hub for this category. Futian is another key provider, and the area also has a rich inventory of NiCd and NiMH types, flashes, battery chargers, filters, battery grips and tripods. Guangming, meanwhile, is an important source of battery separators.

Shenzhen currently has more than 600 manufacturers of camera accessories, nearly 60 percent of Guangdong’s pool and a little over 40 percent of China’s total. The majority of suppliers are small and midsize private companies that accept OEM and ODM orders. They provide services to international clients such as Olympus and Sony, and wholesale buyers, dealers and retailers Kesa, Best Buy and Wal-Mart.

Makers in the city, including Tengfei Technology Co. LtdGuangdong Pisen Electronics Co. Ltd, Shenzhen Bak and Shenzhen B&K, have strong R&D capability. Some have more than 10 years of experience manufacturing camera accessories, and maintain local and overseas product development teams monitoring trends and adopting the latest technologies. Most enterprises carry other accessories in their catalogs besides those for cameras.


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All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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