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After boycott call in India, Chinese goods sale dips

The sales slope up to 40 per cent, as many people preferring to buy India-made products

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Publish Date: Oct 22 2016 4:43PM | Updated Date: Oct 22 2016 4:43PM

After boycott call in India, Chinese goods sale dips

Campaigns for boycotting of Chinese products have impacted the sales of China made items by up to 40 per cent. As per the market report many people preferring to buy India-made products during their festive shopping. 

 

After the recent tension between India and Pakistan over Uri attack, activists have been running campaigns on roads and on social media platform to boycott products from China as the country is a close ally of Pakistan. 

 

A trade body has ascertained that there has been a 30-40 per cent impact on goods like decorative lights which records huge sales during Diwali, whereas a slight impact has also been felt on China-made electronic goods. 

 

"In an internal survey, we found that the sale of decorative Chinese lights and other similar products has declined by 30-40 per cent in recent days. 

 

Demand of electronic items like LCDs and others made in China has also declined by 10-15 per cent while this impact is 2 per cent on mobile phones," Suresh Agrawal, president of Federation of Rajasthan Trade and Industry (FORTI), as reported in PTI. 

 

A large number of Chinese products ranging from idols, portraits of Hindu Gods and Goddesses to decorative lights which bear no indication of the product being manufactured in China are in the market at cheaper prices, yet people are showing awareness in purchasing the items.