1. International Air Transport Association: To ensure that air cargo can be prepared for the large-scale processing, transportation and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. If one dose per person in the world, the transportation of billions of doses of vaccine will require 8,000 747 freighters. This market will undoubtedly provide support for the prosperity of air cargo. In addition, vaccine transportation needs to consider the availability of temperature control facilities and equipment, as well as staff receiving vaccine processing time and temperature sensitivity training.
2. Financial Times: Panasonic plans to enter Europe and establish its first battery factory in Norway. Panasonic is trying to use the opportunity of successfully supplying Tesla to win more business from European automakers. It plans to cooperate with Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor and aluminum company Norsk Hydro to study the expansion of battery business in Europe. Panasonic has established the world’s largest battery factory in Delaware, USA and Tesla.
3. World Wide Web: Monster Charging and Shanghai Disney Resort announced that they have reached a multi-year strategic alliance agreement. Monster Charging has become the first and exclusive official partner of Shanghai Disney Resort for shared charging services. Monster Charging will set up more than ten shared charging service points in the resort, covering Shanghai Disneyland and resort theme hotels. The two parties will also establish long-term and stable cooperation in charging services and brand linkage.
4. Omdia: It is estimated that the display panel sales of Chinese manufacturers will reach about 42.5 billion US dollars this year, and the market share will reach 36.3%, a year-on-year increase of 5%. At the same time, South Korea’s display panel sales this year are expected to reach 43.6 billion U.S. dollars, with a market share of 37.3%. It is expected that the market share of China and South Korea may be flat in 2021. It is worth noting that South Korea’s global market share in OLED screens was 88.4% in 2019, while China’s was only 10.1%.
5. IDC: In Q3, China’s tablet computer market shipped approximately 6.9m units, an increase of 21.7% year-on-year. The increase in demand brought about by the epidemic and the large purchases of census items have enabled the Chinese tablet computer market to record the highest year-on-year growth rate in a single quarter since 2014. However, stock-out has once again become a key word in the Chinese tablet PC market, and supply problems have restricted the shipments of major manufacturers from increasing. It is expected that the supply problem of the industrial chain will gradually be relieved from Q2 2021 and return to normal in the second half of the year.
6. China Automobile Association: From January to October, the top ten auto export companies were SAIC, Chery, Changan, Great Wall, Geely, Dongfeng, BAIC, Daqing Volvo, JAC and Sinotruk. These ten companies exported a total of 651,000 vehicles, accounting for 89.4% of total automobile exports. Compared with the same period of the previous year, the growth rate of Changan’s export volume exceeded 20%, Chery showed a slight growth, Daqing Volvo, SAIC, Great Wall and Geely declined slightly, and other companies showed rapid decline.
7. Beyond Meat: On November 17, it announced the launch of BeyondPork, a plant-based pork filling product, in the Chinese market. This product will initially be sold in 5 popular restaurants in Shanghai.
8. Weilai Automobile: The fourth model will be released soon, which is a sedan and will be equipped with NP2.0. At the same time, it has begun to develop a fifth model, which is also a sedan. In addition, in the fourth quarter, the number of completed vehicle deliveries is expected to reach a new high, reaching 16,500-17,000 units; to achieve a positive operating cash flow for the whole year, operating income is expected to be 6.2587-6.4358 billion yuan, an increase of 38.3-42.2% from the previous quarter. In terms of production capacity, it is expected to increase to 7,500 vehicles per month in January next year.
9. Russian Satellite News Agency: 25% of gas stations in Germany may achieve the goal of fast-charging electric vehicles by 2022. It is planned to increase this ratio to at least 50% by the end of 2024 and at least 75% by the end of 2026. And to build fast-charging infrastructure with a power of not less than 150KW at each gas station.