In China, a total of 53.358 billion non-cash payment transactions were processed with a total amount of 951.72 trillion yuan (US$137.52T) in Q2 2018, an increase of 44.61% QoQ and 0.2% year-on-year, according to the report from the People’s Bank of China. Among that, e-payment transactions processed via bank institutions reached 43.77 billion with an […]
China’s online gaming market decreased by 10.8% YoY to US$8.29 billion in Q2 2018. Mobile games accounted for 65.1%. Tencent is the biggest player with a share of 53.17%.
Kugou music ranked on top in China’s mobile music apps market in Q2 2018; Tencent News and Toutiao on top for news apps; and, Meituan in the local lifestyle category. Also, check out top apps in job hunting, mobile reading, and audios. In June 2018, the top 10 secondhand car trading apps all saw negative […]
China’s online video market remains dominated by iQiyi, Tencent Video, and Youku. Short Video apps presented far stronger growth momentum in monthly active users than live streaming mobile apps in China’s Q2 mobile apps market. In June 2018, users totally spent 726.7 billion minutes in using short video apps, 4.7 times higher than 127.2 billion […]
Within the online travel market, Ctrip and Qunar were the two biggest players while Fliggy was a distant third. In June 2018, Ctrip had 10.94 million DAU, with penetration rate at 16.1%. While both Qunar (9.22 million) and Alibaba-affiliated Fliggy (2.21 million) saw declines in DAU. WeChat Mini-Programs might be the next opportunity for some […]
WeChat (86%), QQ (70.1%), and Weibo (35.8%) were the top three mobile social networking apps by penetration rates in China. Both WeChat and QQ saw a negative growth in penetration in June 2018 while Weibo performed well with penetration growth of 2.2%. In June 2018, the average DAU of WeChat reached 612 million, an increase of […]
China’s cross-border import retail e-commerce bounced back to 100.52 billion yuan (US$14.74 bn) in Q2 2018 with a growth rate of 22.4%. In the B2C segment, Tmall Global retained top spot with a market share of 29.1%, followed by NetEase Kaola, JD Worldwide, and Amazon Global. The 6.18 mid-year big online shopping promotion in China all […]
Online live streaming market obtained a total of 398 million users in 2017, an increase of 28.4%, which is estimated to reach 460 million in 2018 and 507 million in 2019. This market showed signs of a slowdown since 2017.
The monthly active users of short video apps in China exceeded 500 million in June 2018, an increase of 45.6% year-on-year. Tik Tok saw its monthly active users exceeded 200 million, closely behind that of Kwai (231.09 million). Weishi showed a great potential with monthly active users growing by 266 times from 161 thousand to […]
The online video market exceeded 609 million users with a penetration rate of 76% in June 2018, primarily led by Tencent Video and iQiyi. Meanwhile, Tik Tok overtook Kwai to topped the ranking of short video apps in several aspects. China’s online video market was expected to continue its meteoric rises in the mobile internet era, with […]
China’s online hotel booking market had 91.09 million monthly active users (MAU) in Q2 2018, an increase of 20.1% quarter-on-quarter, setting a record high since 2016. There are around 20 million newly added users, 70% of them came from tier-3 cities and below. Of the total, over 50% of them were from tier-3 cities and below. […]
China had 1.51 billion units active smart devices in Q2 2018, a growth of 4.1%. The domestic brands accounted for 69% of the total smart devices, 95% of which are Android devices. Check out the top brands and market shares. The top 10 smart devices ranking didn’t change in this quarter. Apple still took the […]
The revenues of China’s online vacation market totaled roughly 26 billion yuan (US$3.82 bn) in Q2 2018, increases of 19.3% year-on-year or 11.3% quarter-on-quarter. Three holidays in this quarter, namely, Tomb-sweeping Day, Labor’s Day, and Dragon Boat Festival put this market back on track, which altogether received 337.1 million person-trips, up by 8.6% from Q1 […]
Pinduoduo, founded by an ex-Googler, reported GMV of 262.1 billion yuan (US$39.6 bn) in the twelve-month period ended June 30, 2018, an increase of 583% from last year. Active buyers grew by 245% to 343.6 million and annual spending per active buyer was 762.8 yuan (US$115.3), increased by 98% year-on-year. Average monthly active users reached […]
In Q2 2018, Xiaomi reported a high growth of 58.7% in smartphone revenues to 30.5 billion yuan (US$4.61 bn), accounting for roughly two-thirds of the total revenues. Smartphone sales volume reached 32.0 million units, up by 43.9% year-on-year. IoT and lifestyle products grew 104.3% year-on-year in revenues with the global sales volume of smart TVs grew over […]