China’s LED production, consumption plans

May 18, 2012 — China has designated light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as one of the 7th emerging industries to be fostered for next 5 years in the Twelfth Five-year Plan. China is accelerating standardization plans, encouraging local production, and subsidizing purchases of LED lighting. Displaybank provides an overview of the status of China’s LED plan.

Currently, the Chinese LED industry is on the stage of "Factory Building," slowly transitioning to the "Technology" stage. Once the industry establishes localized LED production from epi wafers to LED bulbs, and public and private distribution channels selling LEDs, it will then focus on research and development (R&D) of substrate materials, production processes and equipment, and phosphors.

At the end of the Twelfth Five-year Plan, China expects a localization of LED chips to 70% of total. Production of China-based LED chipmakers is expected to grow, beginning this year.

China’s government released details this week of its subsidy for LED lighting purchases — RMB2.2 billion.

China is expected to be the largest LED consumer; however, companies will be wise to understand the Chinese government and its direction for LEDs before looking for a share of this market.

“China LED Industry Analysis – Policy/Standard/Certification Analysis and Corporate trend of China LED Industry” covers the Chinese government’s policy direction and intention and development of China-based LED makers. Access the report at

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