China Toy Market Overview, 2027

China Toy Market Size, Share, Trend & Market Analysis By Type, By Distribution Channel, By End User, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities.

The rising tide of prosperity among China's middle class has unleashed a wave of toy consumption, transforming playtime into an avenue for self-expression, exploration, and the cultivation of young minds. China is one of the leading toy markets in the world, and its potential growth has created a huge opportunity for domestic and international toy manufacturers. The demand for toys in China is changing from traditional and decorative toys to electronic or remote-controlled toys. With the inflating income levels of urban dwellers and rising standards of living, a shift has been witnessed from conventional toys to innovative electronic and plush toys. Moreover, the recent relaxation of the one-child policy in China has also added a large number of new-borns to the population, thereby expanding the consumer base of the toy market. Most parents will buy toys on Chinese New Year, Children’s Day, and birthdays. China is known as the "world's factory" and is a major manufacturing hub for toys. Numerous international brands have factories in China, taking advantage of its cost-effective production capabilities. According to the research report "China Toy Market Overview, 2027," published by Bonafide Research, The China Toy market was valued at above USD 17 Billion in 2021. Toys in the Chinese market can be broadly classified into four categories: electronic, mechanical, plastic, and wooden. In addition to traditional products, models, licenced toys (including movie spin-offs, cartoon characters, etc.), high-tech toys, and educational toys (including "STEM"—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—items) have continued to come onto the market. In recent years, the craze for mobile games and e-sports games has inevitably impacted the conventional toy market. Being highly interactive and coming in a diverse range, electronic games have become a handy form of entertainment for children and adolescents in Generation Z. Additionally, dolls, action figures, and plush toys of both domestic and international brands are popular choices. Barbie, Transformers, and Hello Kitty are some recognisable names. Sales channels represent one of the fastest-growing distribution channels for toys in China. A few of the major e-commerce platforms for toys are T-Mall, Taobao,, etc. These online platforms provide an opportunity for international brands to open exclusive online stores and directly sell products to Chinese consumers without being physically present in the country. The evolution of these online sales channels has made various categories of products and brands easily accessible to consumers and catalysed the growth of the market. The top three Chinese retailers in the toy market are all e-commerce. LEGO was the second most desirable brand in China, followed by Good Baby, Barbie, Chicco, and Hasbro. In addition to being the most desirable toy brand in China, Disney is also owned by the majority of toy consumers in the country. Chenghai district, located in Shantou, is leading in the toy industry. Therefore, it is known as "the capital of toys and gifts in China". There are over 12,000 toy manufacturers and supporting enterprises, representing more than half of all companies in Chenghai.

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Traditional Chinese festivals, such as the Lunar New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival, have a major influence on toy sales. Toy manufacturers create products and promotions tied to these festivals, reflecting the importance of cultural traditions and celebrations. China hosts several toy-related events and museums that cater to the interests of toy enthusiasts and visitors. China Toy Expo, held annually in Shanghai, is one of the largest international toy trade fairs in Asia. It showcases a wide range of toys, games, and related products, attracting industry professionals, buyers, and exhibitors from around the world. Furthermore, the Beijing Toy Show is a prominent toy exhibition held in Beijing, featuring a diverse range of toys, collectibles, designer toys, and related merchandise. The event brings together local and international toy brands, designers, and enthusiasts. There are some toy-related museums. The China Toy and Juvenile Products Association (CTJPA) Toy Museum, Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, Guangdong Science Centre, and Guangdong Science Centre are some of the museums in China. Although there have been some serious safety scares with Chinese-manufactured toys in recent years, it might surprise you to know that a staggering 80% or more of all the world's toys are made in China. The relaxation of the one-child policy in 2013 in favour of a two-child plan has brought an influx of new-borns to China. In 2016, China implemented the two-child policy completely under the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016–2020). According to the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council, the two-child policy has resulted in adding 2.4 million new-borns to China each year. This is expected to expand the consumer base for toys, creating a positive impact on the market. some challenges that the Chinese toy industry faces, such as increasing labour costs, the technological inferiority of Chinese toys, the growing demand for high-tech toys, and the Chinese toy manufacturers' lack of brand power. Compliance with various regulations, such as product safety standards, labelling requirements, and customs regulations for imports and exports, can pose challenges for toy manufacturers operating in China. The country has implemented stricter safety regulations for toys, aiming to protect children's well-being. Compliance with these regulations requires additional testing, certifications, and quality control measures, which can increase production costs for toy manufacturers. China Compulsory Certification (CCC), GB Standards, China National Toy Safety Standard, and China Toy Association (CTA) Certification are several certifications and standards that toys must comply with to ensure safety and quality. Considered in this report • Geography: China • Historic year: 2016 • Base year: 2021 • Estimated year: 2022 • Forecast year: 2027 Aspects covered in this report • China toy market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Various divers and challenges • Ongoing trends and developments • Five force models • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation

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Segment covered in the report By Product • Action Figures & ACC •Arts & Crafts •Building Sets •Dolls •Games/Puzzles •Infant/Toddler/Preschool •Youth Electronics •Outdoor & Sports Toys •Plush •Vehicles •Explorative & Other Toys By Age Group •0-8 years •9-15 years •15 years and above By Distribution Channel •Online •Offline

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The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, Secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies kit. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press Releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering, the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started, verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to Industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to pet care products industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

Table of Contents

  • Table of Content
  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Introduction
  • 2.1. Market Definition
  • 2.2. Market Scope & Segmentation
  • 2.3. Research Methodology
  • 3. China Macro Economic Indicators
  • 4. China Toy Market Category Analysis
  • 4.1. Key findings
  • 4.2. Market Drivers
  • 4.3. Market Restraints
  • 4.4. Opportunities
  • 4.5. Policies & Certification
  • 4.6. Value Chain Analysis
  • 4.7. Key Developments - 2021
  • 5. China Toy Market Trends
  • 6. China Toy Market Overview
  • 6.1. Market Size By Value
  • 6.2. Market Share
  • 6.2.1. By Products
  • 6.2.2. By Age Group
  • 6.2.3. By Distribution Channel
  • 7. China Toy Market Segmentations
  • 7.1. China Toy Market, By Products
  • 7.1.1. China Toy Market Size, By Action Figures & ACC, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.1.2. China Toy Market Size, By Arts & Crafts, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.1.3. China Toy Market Size, By Building Sets, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.1.4. China Toy Market Size, By Dolls, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.1.5. China Toy Market Size, By Games/Puzzles, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.1.6. China Toy Market Size, By Infant/Toddler/Preschool, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.1.7. China Toy Market Size, By Youth Electronics, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.1.8. China Toy Market Size, By Outdoor & Sports Toys, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.1.9. China Toy Market Size, By Plush, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.1.10. China Toy Market Size, By Vehicles, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.1.11. China Toy Market Size, By Other Toys, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.2. China Toy Market, By Age Group
  • 7.2.1. China Toy Market Size, By 0-8 years, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.2.2. China Toy Market Size, By 9-15 years, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.2.3. China Toy Market Size, By 15 years and above, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.3. China Toy Market, By Distribution Channel
  • 7.3.1. China Toy Market Size, By Online, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.3.2. China Toy Market Size, By Offline, 2016 - 2027F
  • 8. China Toy Market Opportunity Assessment
  • 8.1. By Products, 2022F to 2027F
  • 8.2. By Age Group, 2022F to 2027F
  • 8.3. By Distribution Channel, 2022F to 2027F
  • 9. Competitive Landscape
  • 9.1. Porter's Five Forces
  • 9.2. Company Profiles
  • 9.2.1. Company 1
  • 9.2.2. Company 2
  • 9.2.3. Company 3
  • 9.2.4. Company 4
  • 9.2.5. Company 5
  • 9.2.6. Company 6
  • 9.2.7. Company 7
  • 9.2.8. Company 8
  • 10. Strategic Recommendations
  • 11. Disclaimer

List of Table
Table 1: China Toy Market Share By Product (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 2: China Toy Market Size of Action Figures & ACC (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 3: China Toy Market Size of Arts & Crafts (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 4: China Toy Market Size of Building Sets (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 5: China Toy Market Size of Dolls (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 6: China Toy Market Size of Games/Puzzles (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 7: China Toy Market Size of Infant/Toddler/Preschool (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 8: China Toy Market Size of Youth Electronics (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 9: China Toy Market Size of Outdoor & Sports Toys (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 10: China Toy Market Size of Plush (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 11: China Toy Market Size of Vehicles (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 12: China Toy Market Size of Other Toys (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 13: China Toy Market Size of 0-8 years (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 14: China Toy Market Size of 9-15 years (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 15: China Toy Market Size of 15 years and above (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 16: China Toy Market Size of By Online (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 17: China Toy Market Size of By Offline (2016 to 2027F) (in USD Billion)
Table 18: Key Facts of Company 1
Table 19: Key Facts of Company 2
Table 20: Key Facts of Company 3
Table 21: Key Facts of Company 4
Table 22: Key Facts of Company 5
Table 23: Key Facts of Company 6
Table 24: Key Facts of Company 7
Table 25: Key Facts of Company 8

List of Figures
Figure 1: China Toy Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 2: China Toy Market Share By Age Group (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Figure 3: China Toy Market Share By Distribution Channel (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Figure 4: Market Attractiveness Index, By Products
Figure 5: Market Attractiveness Index, By Age Group
Figure 6: Market Attractiveness Index, By Distribution Channel
Figure-7: Porter's Five Forces Meter of Toy Industry in China

China Toy Market Overview, 2027

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