Baidu delivered a solid second quarter in 2019 with revenues reaching RMB 26.3 billion, growing 9% QoQ, and Baidu Core revenues growing 12% QoQ. In June, Baidu App DAUs reached 188 million, up 27% year over year, in-app search queries grew over 20% year over year and smart mini program MAUs reached 270 million, up […]
WeChat is not the only platform supporting the instant-launch light applications, which is widely known as mini-programs. Leading Chinese internet companies are building their own ecosystem with Tencent’s WeChat, Alibaba’s Alipay, and Baidu’s smart program in the leading positions. Another league of mini-programs worth mentioning is QuickApp, an application ecosystem launched by the nine major […]
The number of e-commerce transactions on WeChat mini-programs increased by 27 times year-on-year in the first half of 2019, according to an official Tencent report.
The revenues of China’s short video market grew by over 7 times to 46.7 billion yuan (US$6.6 bn) in 2018. It’s expected to continue the fast growth and exceed 100 billion yuan (US$14.16 bn) in 2019 and 211 billion yuan (US$29.87 bn) by 2021.
China’s mobile internet users reached 1.14 billion in Jun 2019; and, Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, and ByteDance dominate China’s mobile app stores in the first half of 2019. WeChat continues to top the chart of mobile apps by monthly active users, followed by QQ, Alipay, Taobao, iQiyi, Tencent Video, TikTok, Gaode Maps, Sogou Input, and Baidu […]
The monthly active users of China mobile internet dropped to 1.136 billion in June 2019 from 1.138 billion in March 2019 according to data from QuestMobile. China’s mobile internet users grew by 46.07 million in 2018 and slowed down in the first half of 2019 with only 5.7 million additional active users. Daily time spent […]
JD (Jingdong)‘s net revenues grew by 22.9% to US$122 billion in the second quarter of 2019. Its annual active customer accounts increased to 321.3 million and there is a total number of 220,000 merchants on its online marketplace. The company’s adjusted EPS rose 560% to $0.33.
Alibaba had a strong quarter in Q2 2019, with revenue growing 42% and adjusted EBITDA growing 34% year-over-year, according to its official financial results. Alibaba user base grew to 674 million annual active consumers.
In June 2019, Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces had 755 million mobile MAUs, representing a quarterly net increase of 34 million. Annual active consumers on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces was 674 million for the 12 months ended June 30, 2019, compared to 654 million for the 12 months ended March 31, 2019.
Vipshop’s total net revenue for the second quarter of 2019 increased by 9.7% year over year to RMB22.7 billion (US$3.3 billion) from RMB20.7 billion in the prior-year period, primarily driven by the growth in the number of total active customers, according to its official financial results.
Tencent’s total revenues were RMB88,821 million (USD12,920 million) in Q2 2019, an increase of 21% over the second quarter of 2018 according to its financial results. Operating profit was RMB27,521 million (USD4,003 million), an increase of 26% YoY. And, the operating margin increased to 31% from 30% last year.
The monthly active users of WeChat (Weixin) reached 1,133 million during the second quarter of 2019, up 7% year-on-year according to Tencent’s announced financial results. Smart device MAU of QQ was 707 million.
Smartphone shipments in China remained at 98 million units in the second quarter of 2019, down 6% from the same period last year according to data from IDC. This was better than expectations of a 9% contraction.
The combined market share of the top four Chinese mobile brands’ active devices, including Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, further grew to 65.7% in Q2 2019, according to data from QuestMobile. Huawei’s market share increased to 21.63% from 17% a year ago while Apple’s share dropped to 23.51% from 25.5%. The loyalty of iPhone fans […]
China’s cross-border e-commerce market saw 8.8 trillion yuan transactions in 2018, over 20% of which are import e-commerce sales. The top platforms are Tmall Global and Netease Kaola. 25-34 years-old are the largest user segment (48%). And, cross-border online shoppers are highly educated with high income. Cross-border e-commerce received significant funding in 2018, represented by […]