According to statistics from the China Die & Mould Industry Association, in 2020, China's mold exports were US$6.085 billion, an increase of 10.8% over the previous year, accounting for a quarter of the global mold exports, and exports to about 200 countries and regions around the world, the top five exports. The markets are the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and Mexico; mold imports are 2.14 billion US dollars, an increase of 4.3% year-on-year, accounting for one-eighth of the global mold imports. The top five import markets are Japan, South Korea, Germany, Taiwan, China, and the United States.
The mold is known as the "mother of industry". According to the China Die & Mould Industry Association, China’s consumption of ￥255.5 billion in molds in 2020 can support the country’s 28 billion in industrial finished products. It is an important part of "Made in China" and plays a major role in the role of “behind-the-scenes heroes” who have changed and promoted people’s lives. Taking the automotive industry as an example, the dependence on molds of automotive manufacturing has exceeded 90%, and more than 95% of mold companies nationwide are involved in automotive molds.