China to export 39.6 mln televisions in 2007, set 38.3 mln for domestic market

China is set to export 39.6 mln televisions in 2007, compared to 38.3 mln sets shipped in the domestic market. In comparison, China in 2006 had 36.8 mln domestic TV shipments and 34.8 mln exports. iSuppli believes the market for Chinese television exports will grow to 54.5 mln units by 2011, managing a CAGR of 9.7% from 34.8 mln in 2006. Domestic Chinese television shipments will grow to 45.8 mln units by 2011, rising at a CAGR of 4.5% from 36.8 mln units in 2006. As China transitions to LCD TVs, iSuppli believes television exports will continue to rise as OEMs shift from shipping CRTs to shipping more desirable and higher-margin flat-panel offerings.