Diwali sales of Chinese goods dip 60 per cent: CAIT

Instead of Chinese goods, people prefer earthen lamps and decorative items made from paper, clay and plastic to decorate their houses and some even used last year's material for decoration purposes.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 31, 2016 3:39 pm
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Traders’ body CAIT on Monday said that Chinese goods saw a 60 per cent decline in sales on Diwali this year as people preferred to buy Indian products after the boycott call on social media platforms went viral. According to the survey conducted in major cities by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), even traders showed lack of enthusiasm in selling Chinese products.

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“Traders across the country were seen reluctant in displaying Chinese goods on the counter and even some traders put Make in India Board in their business establishments to woo the consumers,” the traders’ body said.

Instead of Chinese goods, people prefer earthen lamps and decorative items made from paper, clay and plastic to decorate their houses and some even used last year’s material for decoration purposes.

The estimates are based on data collected from 20 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kanpur and Bhopal, the major distribution centres across India.

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    Raj
    Oct 31, 2016 at 2:22 pm
    Good - the Chinese are lying if they think this won't hurt them - it does hurt them, every dollar will hurt them for their policies. India has nothing to lose since it has low exports to China! Aim to completely eradicate Chinese items from your houses. It should have short term economic pains (may pay more, people who stock up will suffer losses) but it has long term economic gains (local suppliers will inevitably step in to demand) and Indians will be able to repel Chinese dumping.
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      avi
      Oct 31, 2016 at 8:03 pm
      Good job by nationalist Indians ! Know your enemies well. We need to do the same with Porki products !
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        Chandrashekhar Deshpande
        Oct 31, 2016 at 12:16 pm
        Mahatam already given call that was against British and now Modi to Chinies.
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          guru592006
          Oct 31, 2016 at 12:40 pm
          It is heartening to know people went for local items manufactured by local artisans .
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            PKR
            Oct 31, 2016 at 1:23 pm
            Even though the trade volume will seem insignificant, Indians can lead the world to a non violent frugal protest against the Chinese aggression and support of Terrorists. It is time the rest of the world followed Indians to establish discipline and curb arrogance of the super powers.
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              Hpg Hdl
              Oct 31, 2016 at 12:50 pm
              Ho raha hai Bharat Nirman
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                DK
                Oct 31, 2016 at 10:39 pm
                What Porki products? The only thing they export is terrorism.
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                  Vihari Naidu
                  Oct 31, 2016 at 2:42 pm
                  Finally we are buying quality products..... :D
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