Within public cloud services market, Alibaba Cloud ranked second in the APAC region and fourth worldwide. In China, the top five cloud providers are all local companies. China now accounts for a third of the total APAC market and its share of the regional total is increasing each quarter. 81% of WeChat users playing Mini-Games […]
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 Group’s first eWTP hub outside of China has gone live in Malaysia. The milestone follows Alibaba’s partnership with the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to work jointly to enable Malaysian small and medium-sized enterprises to benefit from global trade.
Technology, content and creativity drive biggest ever rise in BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands. China accounts for the three fastest-rising brands as the country’s brands grow at double the pace of US brands. Tencent rose to the fifth ahead of Facebook; and, Alibaba ranks the 9th.
China’s growth of FMCG sales is weaker in Q1 2018 compared with previous quarters, while new retail accelerates the online and offline integration. Kantar Worldpanel reports that the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market in the first quarter of 2018 was relatively weak with value growing by just 2.3% in the latest 12 weeks compared to […]
Amazon, McDonald’s & Alibaba top BrandZ’s Top Most Valuable Global Retail Brands inaugural ranking in 2018. China’s JD.com and Suning also make the cut.
Alibaba’s full-year revenue grew 58% in fiscal 2018 (April 2017 to March 2018), core commerce revenue grew 60%, with profit growth of over 40% and annual free cash flow of US$15.8 billion. Looking ahead to fiscal 2019, Alibaba expect overall revenue growth above 60%.
Influenced by the “double 12” shopping festival, the rankings of best-selling brands have changed greatly in December. In women’s clothing category, Taobao brands RUMERE, MG Xiaoxiang, and DAXI RETRO STYLING have broken into the ranking of top 10. In women’s shoes category, OCANDY, a web celebrity brand, has moved into the top 10. In men’s […]
Brands pursue the ‘Chinese Dream’, growing total brand value by a record 23% to US$683.9 billion. Technology giant Tencent has retained the coveted title of China’s most valuable brand for a fourth consecutive year, achieving a brand value of US$132.2 billion, a 25% year-on-year increase, according to WPP and Kantar Millward Brown’s 2018 BrandZ™ Top […]
The top smartphone brands in China are Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, Samsung and OPPO according to Tencent’s Penguin Intelligence research. The top internet/technology brands are Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, and Jingdong (JD.com). Tencent’s research also revealed the top high-end automobile brands, led by Benz, BMW, and Audi. Chinese brands are mostly purchased among 86.1% consumers, followed by […]
China’s overall image is steadily improving overseas. Countries whose score of China rose the most were all developed countries; awareness of the Belt and Road Initiative rose significantly from three years ago; Chinese food and high-speed railway are most mentioned cultural and high-tech elements.
Alibaba Cloud market share grew by 7 percentage points as of the end of H1 2017 to 47.6% in China’s public cloud (IaaS) market, followed by Tencent, Kingsoft, China Telecom, and UCloud according to IDC.
WPP and Kantar Millward Brown, in collaboration with Google, released the BrandZ Top 50 Chinese Global Brand Builders 2018 Report. It takes in-depth look at the Chinese brands that are making an impact with consumers in international markets and provides a rich seam of thought-provoking insights on how Chinese companies can successfully build their brands […]