The recently released statistics by the IECEE, shows that a total of 111 843 international CB Test Certificates (CBTCs) were issued in 2022. This is a slight drop compared to the previous year, while the graph here shows the impressive annual growth in the number of CBTCs issued annually over the past 26 years. Also in 2011 and 2017 there were some drops, but then the growth continued in the years after, which may be the case this time too.
There are presently 54 Member Body countries in this scheme, with totally 93 NCBs (National Certification Bodies) and 580 testing labs, of which Nemko currently has 17 in different countries. Also, there are more than 2000 authorized manufacturer labs.
As an issuing NCB Nemko is still among the leaders, with totally 6349 CBTCs issued last year, most of which were in the product categories TRON (audio/video equipment), HOUS (household appliances), ITAV (IT- & A/V equipment), OFF (office equipment) and MED (Medical equipment).
Moreover, Nemko is also still a leader regarding the number of certificates recognized by other NCBs. Those figures prove the continuing success of the Nemko Direct program for international approvals and global market access.
More information is available at this IECEE site. Amongst other, one can in the right-hand column of that site find graphs from earlier years showing in which countries most products with Test Certificates are made, and the overwhelming figures of China in this regard. (Updated graph for 2022 has not yet been issued)
For more information, please contact Skule.Moe@nemko.com
(Article is based on report published by IECEE and edited by T.Sollie)