Total advertising revenues of 16 leading internet companies in China surged by 39% to US$57.28 billion in 2018. The BAT together accounted for over 70% of the total. Qutoutiao, ByteDance, Bilibili, and Meituan are among the fastest-growing ones with annual growth exceeding 100%. The leading internet companies still earned a lot from online advertising in […]
Alibaba Group News, Statistics, Market Share and Insights
Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is a publicly traded Hangzhou-based group of e-commerce businesses, including B2B online web portals (alibaba.com, Chinese B2B website 1688.com), online retail (C2C marketplace Taobao, B2C Tmall.com) and payment services Alipay, a shopping search engine eTao.com and data-centric cloud computing services Aliyun.
Alibaba group started in 1999 when Jack Ma founded the website Alibaba.com, a B2B portal to connect Chinese manufacturers with overseas buyers. In 2012, two of Alibaba’s portals handled 1.1 trillion yuan ($170 billion) in sales.Alibaba Group raised over $21 billion from initial public offering (IPO roadshow presentation here) on NYSE on 19 September 2014. Before IPO, Alibaba made a lot of strategic investment and acquisitions both domestic and abroad; you can find more on the infographic here.
Summary of Alibaba Group Key Businesses
Alibaba reported fiscal year revenue growth of 51% as well as robust user growth and engagement. Excluding the effects of consolidating acquired businesses, revenue would have increased by 39% year-over-year, according to Maggie Wu, Chief Financial Officer of Alibaba Group.
The total spending of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) recorded moderate value growth of 2.4% in the 12 weeks ending March 22, 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, according to Kantar Worldpanel China. Non-food, especially personal care categories, maintained a robust growth while the food and beverage sector showed a weaker performance of […]
Taobao will leverage its live streaming technology to help incubate 1,000 key opinion leaders in China’s countryside in an effort to boost rural development according to Alibaba. By helping farmers go online, Taobao aims to enable farmers to find new markets and customers from their homegrown products.
The total brand value grows a record 30% to US$889.7 billion. Alibaba has been crowned the most valuable brand in China for the first time in the annual BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands ranking, published by WPP and Kantar in Beijing, having grown its brand value by 59% year-on-year to US$141 billion.
China’s leading internet companies such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, a.k.a. BAT, also compete in the investment. In 2018, companies received around 2.6 billion yuan investment from Baidu, over 12.7 billion yuan from Tencent, and near 40 billion yuan from Alibaba. The 2.1 billion yuan ($302 million) strategic round in Xinchao Media, an elevator advertising […]
Awareness of Chinese brands in international markets has declined over the past three years. The “Brand Power” of leading Chinese brands is up 15% year-on-year, compared with 5% growth last year. “Brand Power” is rising fastest in Japan, France, and Spain, representing emerging hubs of growth, according to the BrandZ™ Top 50 Chinese Brand Builders […]
Alibaba expects international and domestic cosmetics brands to open 1,000 stores this year on its Tmall platform to meet demand from Chinese consumers. Seven international cosmetics companies, Tom Ford, Glamglow, P&G’s new beauty line Oriental Therapy, Cosme and d-program from Japan, Primera from Korea and Barnängen from Sweden, have signed agreements to launch flagship stores […]
The cloud computing for video market in China reached US$46.5 million in 2018, with Alibaba Cloud being the biggest vendor (42.5%). 80% of China’s leading live streaming sites or apps are using Alibaba Cloud to power their operations. The cloud computing for video market totaled 3.12 billion yuan (US$466.13 million) market in 2018, an increase […]
The annual growth rate of FMCG is the same as in 2017. Q4 performance is weaker than the previous quarter. The top players in the modern trade sector combined accounted for 37% of sales in 2018. Sun Art group maintained its leading position with 8.4% of share. Yonghui remained the fastest growing top players in 2018. 65% of China urban families […]
The top 5 public cloud services providers in China are all local companies, with Alibaba taking a disproportionally large share of 43%. Roughly 40% of the top 500 enterprises and 50% of listed companies in China are using Alibaba Cloud.
186 companies joined China’s US$1 billion unicorn club in 2018, with a combined valuation exceeding 5 trillion yuan (US$741.97 billion). Sequoia Capital owns stakes in 49 unicorns of the 186 unicorns. 30 unicorns are affiliated with Tencent, 21 with IDG, and 17 with Alibaba. Hangzhou is home to 18 unicorns and surpasses Shanghai (42 unicorns valued at […]