Separate dryer sector posted retail sales volume of 163,700 units in the first half of 2018, a year-on-year rise of 31.5%, and sales value of 708 million RMB, a year-on-year growth of 51.2%, according to All View Cloud. The average price has climbed by 16.5% to reach 4323 RMB, mainly attributed to an expanded market share of high-end heat pump dryers. Heading into the second half, household demand for dryers is expected to be unleashed as the number of rainy days increase. The annual growth rate of sales volume and value is expected to slow down by half compared to last year, falling to 43.3% and 72.7% respectively.