On February 13, the Xiaoxiang Morning News reporter learned from Changsha Customs that in 2018, Hunan exported 217,000 tons of fireworks and firecrackers, an increase of 16.5% over the same period of the previous year (year-on-year, the same below), and the export volume was 3.27 billion yuan, an increase of 20.8%. Both set a new record high. The province's fireworks exports accounted for 57.3% of the country's fireworks and firecrackers exports.
According to statistics from Changsha Customs, in the export of fireworks and firecrackers in Hunan Province in 2018, from the geographical perspective, it concentrated in Changsha and Zhuzhou. The export of fireworks and firecrackers in Changsha City was 197,000 tons, an increase of 15.9%, accounting for 90.9% of the total export of fireworks and firecrackers in Hunan Province during the same period; Zhuzhou City exported 19,000 tons, an increase of 24.1%, accounting for 8.8%. From the perspective of export destinations, the EU, the United States and Southeast Asia are the main export markets for fireworks in our province. In 2018, Hunan Province exported 90,000 tons to the EU, an increase of 21.0%, accounting for 41.4%; exports to the US fireworks and firecrackers increased by 8.4%, accounting for 25.9%; and exports to Southeast Asian countries increased by 9.3%, accounting for 2.3%. 9.8%.
Changsha Customs analyzed that the reason for the increase in the export volume of fireworks and firecrackers in Hunan Province in 2018 was mainly due to the increase in the international market and the increase in demand for fireworks and firecrackers. Many companies reported that orders for exporting fireworks and firecrackers increased significantly, and new customers also increased. For example, Liuyang Fireworks and Firecracker Export Enterprise Zhaofeng Fireworks Trading Co., Ltd. exported 13,000 tons of fireworks and firecrackers in 2018, an increase of 8.5 times. Some other customers placed orders in advance, and the order quantity changed from one year to a year or two or two years, resulting in a rapid increase in export volume. In addition, small products have become the highlight of the province's fireworks and firecrackers. Liuyang, the main producing area of fireworks and firecrackers, has launched the “Revitalization of Small Products” program, focusing on supporting enterprises specialized in the production of traditional small products, and deeply protecting, excavating and enhancing the traditional cultural connotations of Liuyang Fireworks. According to the company, relatively small and safe small products such as modeling toys are the main force driving the growth of fireworks and firecrackers. The added value of small products is high, and the price is higher than that of ground-based fireworks products, which directly drives the average export price of fireworks and firecrackers in Hunan Province.
Changsha Customs recommends adhering to the simultaneous development of safety and development, continuing to deepen the transformation and upgrading of the fireworks and firecracker industry chain, solving the safety and environmental protection problems that restrict the development of the industry, increasing the application of new technologies, new equipment, and new technology to promote the continuous development of the fireworks and firecrackers industry in our province. Healthy and stable development; deepen the reform of the supply side of fireworks and firecrackers, focus on building a number of large enterprises, consolidate the leading position of fireworks and firecrackers in the province, accurately locate, develop and produce marketable products that meet the needs of different market levels, and take quality products. The road to creative and high value-added products will continuously improve the competitiveness of the province's fireworks and firecrackers in the international market.