NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Future of the Chinese Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018http://www.reportlinker.com/p01120938/Future-of-the-Chinese-Defense-Industry---Market-Attractiveness-Competitive-Landscape-and-Forecasts-to-2018.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Aerospace_and_DefenseProduct SynopsisThis report is the result of SDI's extensive market and company research covering the Chinese defense industry, and provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values including key growth stimulators, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news. Introduction and LandscapeWhy was the report written?Future of the Chinese Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018 offers the reader an insight into the market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to gain market share in the Chinese defense industry. What is the current market landscape and what is changing?A fast growing economy combined with the objective of becoming a superpower nation fuelled China's defense expenditure growth during the review period. Disputes over borders and territories, and military modernization are expected to drive the country's future military spending, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% over the forecast period. Police modernization, expenditure on securing borders, and investment in security infrastructure propel the homeland security budget to surpass the country's defense budget, and is expected to cross US$200 billion mark by 2018. China's philosophy "Prosperous nation, strong military" drives its efforts in building a large military force to rival the best armies in the world, which in turn drives the country's defense budget. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?Territorial disputes and investments in military modernization will drive China's defense expenditure. China is involved in various disputes over rights to islands in the East China Sea and South China. In 2012, the dispute between the country and Japan over rights to the Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea intensified the tensions between the two countries. Both countries increased their military forces and patrol around these islands, fuelling the tensions. In addition, China is also involved in disputes over the rights to islands in South China Sea with the Philippines and Vietnam. Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei also have conflicting claims in the South China Sea, making the area a source of a potential military showdown. Such disputes and potential threats are expected to drive China's defense expenditure over the forecast period, which is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 11.9%. What makes this report unique and essential to read?The Future of the Chinese Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018 provides detailed analysis of the current industry size and growth expectations from 2014 to 2018, including highlights of key growth stimulators. It also benchmarks the industry against key global markets and provides a detailed understanding of emerging opportunities in specific areas. Key Features and BenefitsThe report provides detailed analysis of the current industry size and growth expectations from 2014 to 2018, including highlights of key growth stimulators, and also benchmarks the industry against key global markets and provides a detailed understanding of emerging opportunities in specific areas. The report includes trend analysis of imports and exports, together with their implications and impact on the Chinese defense industry.