A survey has found that 43 per cent Indians didn't buy any China-made products in the last 12 months. This comes after a year the clash between soldiers of Indian and Chinese armies at Galwan Valley in Ladakh.
The survey said "even among those who purchased 'Made in China' products, 60 per cent said they bought only 1-2 items during the period, the survey, conducted by community social media platform.
Last year India call to promote Chinese product to promote local production and ban 100-odd China-based apps like TikTok, AliExpress, among others. There were several calls for boycotting Chinese products after the Galwan Valley conflict in which 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives.
Survey conducted by Local circles around the festive season in November 2020 had also indicated that 71 per cent of Indian consumers did not purchase 'Made in China' products at that time from around 18,000 responses from consumers located in 281 districts of India.
About 70 per cent of respondents, who purchased products made in China in the last 12 months, said they did so because they felt the products offered value for money. 'Uniqueness' and 'better quality' were also added attractions for some.
The survey said "Among the respondents who purchased Chinese products during this period, 14 per cent said they bought 3-5 products, while 7 per cent bought 5-10 items. India depends on China for several products, including electrical machinery, appliances, pharmaceuticals and drugs. China's share in India's intermediate goods import is at 12 per cent, while it is at 30 per cent for capital goods and 26 per cent for final consumer goods."
This also led to people to buy from small business and escalate local and support small business.