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ID671
NameRefrigerator market in China
TitleWorld Refrigerator Markets - China
Year1940
AuthorHoward, H.B., Vice Consul, Shanghai
CollectionNARA, General records of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce (RG151)
Sub collectionRecords Relating to Commercial Attaches' Reports, China (Peiping), 1940-1940, Box 129
Reference NumberEntry 14, Box 129
Repository typeArchive
Description

Special Report No.S-46. Shanghai, China. January 17, 1940 - 3p

(Required Report. Reference: Electrical Division's Request dated August 31, 1939). 

  • Sales Possibilities in Shanghai
  • Sizes and Types Preferred 
  • Food Customs Affecting Refrigeration
  • Potential Sales Centers
    • International Settlement 
    • French Concession
    • Chinese Area
      • Pootung and Nantao
      • Chapei
  • Sales Promotion Methods
  • Competition from Foreign and Domestic Makes
  • Prices
    • Prices according to the size of refrigerators, in £ and US$ equivalent
    • Retail Prices of American Refrigerators
  • Terms of Sale
  • Maintenance Service Available
  • Estimated Number of Refrigerators in Use
  • Import Duties in Free China
  • Industrial Ice Making Machniery
  • Non-electric houshold refrigerators
  • Gas burning refrigerators
  • Import duties in Occupied China
  • Kerosene qnd gasoline operated refrigerators
  • Weather Conditions Affecting Operations or Use
  • Power facilities
  • Regulations Affecting Imports
  • Sources of Information

NB  Includes a list of 16 different makes of refrigerators represented in the Shanghai market, excluding some 10 additional makes that appeared during the last few years and were withdrawn due to poor market reception. 

Comment

Records Relating to Commercial Attaches' Reports, China (Peiping), 1939-1940, Box 129, folder "Foreign Service - Copies of Reports - Peiping - 1940 - Jannuary", p.21-32

 

 

Keywordsreport ; commercial attache ; special ; Beijing ; Shanghai ; refrigerator ; food ; sale ; make ; competition ; maintenance ; service ; import ; duty ; electricity ; gas ; weather
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