Lead-Free: China RoHS requirements
China’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased six-fold between 1984 and 2004. In the first half of 2006, it grew nearly 11%. Today, China is the world’s largest region for electrical and electronic manufacturing. Furthermore, China’s 2005 average income of $1,290 (USD) is expected to rise sharply. The country likely will emerge as the top consumer of electrical and electronic products. It is expected that by 2010, China will have more than 1 billion cell phones. The downside to China’s success are enormous environmental problems.