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Enhancements in picnic mats & blankets boost user convenience

Recent releases can be folded into a tote bag or backpack. Padding and bacteria-resistant materials are adopted in several models.

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  • User comfort emphasized: More picnic mats and blankets are fitted with loops or straps to make these easier to carry. When folded, such designs resemble a tote bag or backpack. Certain models have built-in pillows for added convenience.
  • More padded designs: Models with foam padding will continue to increase. A number of recent releases use fabrics specially treated to resist bacteria, mold and mildew.
  • Aesthetic options: Checkered and striped designs remain popular. For printed models, flowers, animals, cartoon characters, portraits and landscapes are the main options. Bright and neutral shades are offered.
  • Export outlook: Makers are optimistic of achieving 10 to 15 percent growth in overseas sales this year. The EU and the US are expected to be key markets.
  • Price forecast: Most China suppliers see product quotes climbing 5 to 7 percent in the next six months. Higher raw material and labor costs, together with the appreciation of the yuan, are projected to push rates upward.
 
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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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