Firecracker Chuanji, Lamei reported the new year. On the occasion of the coming of the new year, on behalf of the China Rubber Industry Association, I would like to extend my most sincere greetings to all members, industry colleagues, and all parties concerned and friends from all walks of life who have long cared for and supported the development of the association and the rubber industry. And the best wishes!
The 2018 that has just passed is the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. Reform and opening up have injected unprecedented momentum and vitality into the development of the rubber industry, and promoted the rapid development of the rubber industry in an unprecedented speed, breadth and depth. In the past 40 years, the scale of the rubber industry has grown rapidly. The sales revenue of rubber products has increased by 321 times and the total profit has increased by 70 times. The total output of tires, force tires, hose tapes and various rubber products has increased by several tens of times to hundreds of times. The rapid development of China's rubber industry has created a global industrial chain and value chain of rubber industry, including rubber materials, carbon black, additives, framework materials, technology, equipment, and market. The economies of various countries and various economies are integrated into it. Interdependence, mutual benefit and mutual benefit. In the past 40 years, the economic structure of China's rubber industry has undergone major changes, and scientific and technological achievements have emerged in large numbers. The concept of green development has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, and the development of intelligence and internationalization has been brilliant.
In the past 2018, the world has been surging, and many major events around the world have sprung up. The unilaterally provoked trade frictions in the United States have intensified, the world has become more polarized, economic globalization has suffered setbacks, unilateralism and protectionism have risen sharply. The global industrial chain and value chain created in 40 years are facing challenges. The domestic market demand is not smooth, the cost pressure is high, the efficiency improvement is difficult, and the industry economy is under downward pressure. However, the rubber industry adheres to the principle of steady progress. On the basis of 40 years of achievements, the whole industry has deepened the supply-side structural reform, changed the pressure as the driving force, and actively and effectively responded to the unfavorable factors such as rising costs and sluggish consumption, and hard work and reduction. Effectively, improve supply quality, strive to expand domestic demand, and strive to expand diversified international markets, and finally won the growth of production, sales, export and profit of major products, the industry economy rebounded steadily, industry technology advancement, intelligent manufacturing, green environmental protection, brand building, New achievements and new progress in the steady advancement of international operations.
In 2019, it is the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China. It is a crucial year for building a well-off society in an all-round way and is a more unusual year. The world is facing a major change in the past 100 years, and the crisis is in the midst of a crisis. In the last month of the new year, the leaders of China and the United States reached a consensus on economic and trade issues and stopped upgrading trade restrictions such as tariffs, including no longer raising the existing tariff rate against each other, and not introducing new tariffs on other commodities. Measures. The sturdy Sino-US economic and trade frictions under the "suspension key" effectively prevented the further expansion of economic and trade frictions and won opportunities for the new beginning of the new year. However, there are still uncertainties in the future, and there may be positive progress, but it will not be smooth sailing, and new twists and turns will not be ruled out.