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Sales of mini-sized excavators by S. Korean makers soar in China

All News 17:02 November 16, 2021

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korean construction equipment makers, led by Hyundai Doosan Infracore Co., sharply increased sales of their mini-sized excavators, which refer to those less than six tons, in China over the past four years, their holding company said Tuesday.

Sales of mini-sized excavators by Hyundai Doosan Infracore in China rose over fourfold to 7,200 units in 2020 from 1,850 units in 2016, Hyundai Genuine Co. said.

Hyundai Genuine is the holding company of Hyundai Doosan Infracore and Hyundai Construction Equipment Co.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Co., smaller affiliate of Hyundai Doosan Infracore, sold 2,000 units in 2020 in China, up nearly ninefold from 240 units in 2016.

This photo provided Hyundai Genuine Co. on Nov. 16, 2021, shows excavators under six tons, which were manufactured by Hyundai Doosan Infracore Co. and Hyundai Construction Equipment Co. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

The hike in sales of mini-sized excavators in China is attributable to sharply increased labor costs from rapid urbanization in the world's most populous country, which sparked demand for the excavators, Hyundai Genuine said, citing data from consultancy Off-Highway Research.

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