HO CHI MINH CITY, Dec. 22, 2015 – The Hinrich Foundation released the Vietnam Sourcing Report: Ceramics with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL).

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Online report lists 117 export suppliers and includes details on new products – crafts, vases & pottery, and tableware – plus pricing and supply market trends.

The online report includes names and details of 117 export suppliers and images of crafts, vases & pottery, and tableware. The report also features industry information, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available online to download for free.

Report shows Vietnam has substantial resources for its ceramics industry to thrive.

The findings of the report include:

  • Vietnam ceramics sector has about 14 traditional ceramic crafts villages and 1,000 workshops and factories;
  • During 2012-2014, overseas sales of Vietnam ceramic products increased by 8 percent on average;
  • The export value of Vietnam ceramic products in the first nine months of 2015 hit $352.7;
  • Vietnam ceramics export achieved sharp increase of 22.5 percent from 2011 to 2012.

The upscale suppliers’ total output reached 700,000 pieces per month.

Porcelain producers in the provinces have planned to expand their export markets to potential countries in Europe and Asia, while promoting exports to the traditional markets, local associations said.

“Firms have adapted to advanced technology in production, gradually replacing heavy manual labor. There are machines that automatically accomplish kneading and mixing soil technology, and there are gas-fired kilns and modern transportation, among others,” said Alex Boome, Hinrich Foundation’s program director.

“International buyers prefer crafts that have simple design with little decoration. They just like smooth and shiny colors,” said Mai Pham from Dong Gia Enterprise.

Majority of Vietnam ceramics suppliers want to keep their prices the same to stay competitive.

Sourcing Reports for the Philippines, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia and Indonesia

The Vietnam Sourcing Report: Ceramics is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed online here.

Other related Sourcing Reports available online are:

  • PHILIPPINES: Garments, Fashion accessories
  • VIETNAM: Footwear, Fashion accessories
  • INDIA: Footwear, Fashion accessories
  • NEPAL: Footwear, Fashion accessories
  • MYANMAR: Garments, Jade products
  • CAMBODIA: Fashion accessories & garments
  • INDONESIA: Fashion accessories

The next report in the Vietnam Sourcing series is Basketware available here.

Sourcing from Vietnam buyer’s guide

To help buyers new to Vietnam sourcing, the Foundation has prepared a guide that provides an overview of the industries and products available and main manufacturing centers. Buyers will also learn how to find and vet reliable suppliers, available banking options, common methods of payment, shipping details and steps to avoid or settle trade disputes here.

About the Hinrich Foundation

The Hinrich Foundation believes sustainable global trade promotes peace. It aims to encourage the private sector and governments to drive innovation and competitiveness in trade-related activities undertaken by individuals, companies, industries and countries by focusing on three program areas:

  • Trade related education & training: We sponsor educational opportunities for individuals who show a commitment to participating in or promoting innovative and competitive global trade. The Hinrich Foundation offers scholarships to students from Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao and China to study in Hong Kong, Thailand, The Philippines and the U.S. We give our scholars internships and on-the-job training in export related companies and organizations in 10 countries.
  • Export trade assistance: We offer practical trade services to promote and coach producers on how to participate in global trade. Through the Export Trade Assistance, the Hinrich Foundation connects exporters in developing Asia with buyers worldwide.
  • International trade policy research: We believe that the health of the global economy and peace between nations depend on countries having productive trade relationships, which requires open, fact-based dialogues. We initiate research, elicit opinions and disseminate information about global trade to encourage objective debate and balanced policy making in support of open, free, transparent and fair global trade.

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