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Vietnam Sourcing Report: Ceramic & Porcelain Survey Shows 100 Percent of Exporters Expect Sales Growth in 2010

Expected recovery of major markets prompts makers to release more colorful and intricately designed motifs of crafts and dinnerware, pots and lamps.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, January 13, 2010 --( The non-profit Kearny Alliance has released the Vietnam Sourcing Report: Ceramic & Porcelain with the support of its partner in development Global Sources, to offer global buyers quality suppliers from Vietnam. All suppliers are confident sales will grow by 10 percent in 2010.

The report features profiles of 35 experienced manufacturers and 117 best-selling export products with full descriptions, prices and packaging details. Included are vases, pots, jars, planters, flowerpots, garden ornaments, figurines, lamps, dishes, bowls, mugs, tea sets, pitchers, trays and serve ware.

“Suppliers in this report offer buyers a diversity of design styles with workmanship to expected quality levels,” said Alexander Boome, program director of The Kearny Alliance. “These attributes – combined with the readily available supplies of clay and skilled workers – are key strengths of the sector in Vietnam.”

One supplier featured in the report, Le Ngoc Ha, director of Hop Luc, said: “The recovery signs of the global economy, especially from the U.S. where our company is targeting, have allowed us to believe that export orders will soon be regained.

“We can clearly see these activities through our website on Global Sources Online, as buyer inquiries are strong and trending up. While buyer demand is steady for our lower-end dinnerware and home decor, we are very keen to secure new orders for our higher-end items as we offer competitive quotes.”

Survey results indicate US key target export market and prices to trend up

The survey of Vietnam ceramic and porcelain manufacturers featured in the report shows:
* 88 percent of makers expect to increase quotes in the next 6 months;
* 50 percent plan to raise prices by only 5 percent;
* 49 percent will target the U.S. market; and,
* 43 percent will focus on more colorful and intricate design.

More sourcing opportunities for global buyers; more jobs created for developing economies.

“Our Sourcing Reports are important components of the Kearny Alliance’s Developing Country Export Assistance Program,” Boome said. “Each supplier featured in the Report also has a website on Global Sources Online.

“This marketing to the Global Sources community of more than 850,000 buyers helps suppliers sell to volume importers worldwide – and gives buyers more sourcing opportunities.

“Our ultimate goal of increased exports is to enable suppliers to create sustainable jobs, so workers can support their families and improve their living standards. This is the focus of our mission of Aid through Trade.”

The Vietnam Sourcing Report: Ceramic & Porcelain is one of a series of Developing Country Sourcing Reports.

Other Developing Country Sourcing Reports available are:
* Vietnam reports: Garments, Home Decor, Fashion Accessories, Lawn & Garden, Lacquer ware, Indoor & Outdoor Furniture
* Philippine reports: Home & Garden Decor, Fashion Jewelry, Christmas Decorations, Indoor & Outdoor Furnture
* Indonesia reports: Indoor & Outdoor Furniture, Footwear
* India reports: Glass & Metal Tableware, Fashion Accessories, Garments
* Southeast Asia report: Indoor & Outdoor Furniture

About The Kearny Alliance
The Kearny Alliance, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) foundation based in Scottsdale, Arizona, partners with other international organizations to further its mission of ‘Aid through Trade’, to advance international development and poverty alleviation through trade-related business education, training and applied research.

About Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business uses English-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world. The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companies to sell to, and within Greater China.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 854,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 240 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 4.5 million products and more than 247,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 12 specialized trade shows which run 30 times a year across 10 cities.

Suppliers receive more than 96 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 38 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 60 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has about 2,500 team members in more than 40 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for its Chinese-language media.

Global Sources
Elaine Chan
(852) 2555-5021