China: smog situation stimulates air purification market
In response to this issue, and with the rise of e-commerce, the air purifier market in China has gradually developed, both online and off, building up unprecedented momentum. As the figures in our infographic show, 1.12 million units were sold in 2011 and this is expected to have reached almost 10 million last year. Some even predict that the air purifier will become the fifth most common home appliance after color televisions, air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines. At present, the air purifier market in China is still dominated by international brands which have a much higher market share than that of domestic brands.
This chart shows the sales volume of air purifiers in China from 2011 to 2017.