Haier Group, China's leading household appliance maker, exported U.S. $530 million worth of products in the first half of this year, a rise of 107 percent year-on-year.
The figure topped the company's total export earnings for the whole of 2003, said Ji Guangqiang, an executive with the company.
Haier's main exports, including refrigerators, air-conditioners, washing machines, and microwave ovens, have reached more than 100 countries and regions in America, Europe, the Middle East, and southeast Asia, Ji said.
Since last year, Haier products have entered the top 10 chain stores in the world and major chain stores in China. In the first half this year, 85 percent of Haier's orders in America and Europe came from the top 10 chain stores in those areas. (Xinhua)
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