Chinese Phone Production to Exceed Half a Billion Handsets

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Mobile phone production in China is expected to rise by nearly 17% during 2007 to reach 560 million units according to information released by China's Ministry of Information Industry. In 2006 handsets produced in China totaled 480 million units accounting for a 47% share of global production.

During Q1 of this year, handset production had totaled 134 million units - a rise of 34.5% on the same quarter the previous year.

The report states that the primary production areas in China are Tianjin, Beijing and Shenzhen - each capable of producing over 100 million handsets per annum each.

Production of network infrastructure is also reported to have jumped by over 16% in the quarter."

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