Monitoring data show that in July-August 2020, the "beverage" industry network reputation of 67.2, biased towards the positive. iiMedia Research analysts believe that because consumers prefer "sugar-free" "sugar" and other healthy drinks, beverage industry enterprises also with the change of consumer philosophy to carry out product upgrading iteration, the introduction of drinks in line with the needs of the public, so as to obtain a higher level of attention and recognition. In particular, as a result of the outbreak, consumers will pay more attention to the health of food and beverages, and businesses may pay more attention to and emphasize plant-based and plant-centric products such as soy milk, fruit and vegetable juice, yogurt.
With the rapid development of mobile Internet, the scale of China's mobile search users exceeded 700 million in 2019. Driven by the COVID-19 in 2020, mobile Internet penetration will accelerate, and the scale is expected to reach 754 million. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, search engines, social platforms, and e-commerce platforms are the top three channels for interviewed netizens to obtain information, accounting for 69.6%, 49.0%, and 35.3%, respectively. 78.4% of the interviewed netizens said that they would think of mobile search engines as soon as they searched for information so they have a strong dependence on mobile search. For mobile search modes, the most common mobile search mode used by interviewed users is text search, accounting for 72.6%. With the maturity of AI technology and the deepening of usage habits, the interviewed users who use voice search and image search accounted for 44.4% and 20.8% respectively. In the future, the demand for mobile search will show diversified and professional development, and the application of AI technology will become the main force of the market. The competition of mobile search market will continue to escalate, and the head market will maintain a market structure of “one super strong, many stronger” in the medium and long term.
At the end of 2019, live e-commerce has become a new outlet. Especially due to the impact of the new crown epidemic in 2020, live e-commerce has become the most popular retail model and has a far-reaching impact. It is sought after by platform parties, capital parties, producers, users and other links in the industrial chain. However, with the rapid expansion of live broadcast e-commerce business, the problems faced by the industry have gradually increased. It is necessary to jointly promote the sound development of the industry through collaborative governance of all links.
With the popularity of live e-commerce, there are more and more supportive policies for the live e-commerce industry across the country. Live e-commerce promotes the high-quality development of the urban economy through innovative new business models, while creating more new jobs. However, the phenomenon of eating and broadcasting in the live broadcast has attracted public attention. In the context of CCTV News criticizing some big stomachs in the program for serious waste when eating and broadcasting, major live broadcast platforms have also responded and will strengthen their food Review of live content.
As the impact of the epidemic on China has gradually weakened, the cosmetics industry has gradually resumed production and work. Brands such as Estée Lauder and L'Oreal are facing stagflation problems and layoffs. Domestic brands are developing well. Listed companies such as Proya and Shanghai Jahwa have been recognized by the capital market. At the same time, brands such as the emerging Perfect Diary are also seeking a new round of financing.
As the country’s urbanization accelerates and the supply of migrant workers has slowed down, traditional labor-intensive industries are facing difficulties in recruiting workers. In particular, with the changes in the young generation's outlook on job selection and the rapid development of urban service industries, rural workers in cities prefer to choose current hot jobs such as couriers and food delivery workers for employment, which promotes the development of new labor-intensive industries in cities and towns. On August 7, 2020, the current number of flexible employment employees in China reached about 200 million, which provides a labor base for the new urban service industry.
5G smartphone rapidly expand its discourse power in the market in 2020. YTD 5G smartphone shipments were 77.508 million units, represented 44.2% of the total shipment. The total number of new models were 119, accounting for 46.5% of the total new models. Comparatively, total 5G smartphone shipments and new models released in 2019 were 13.769 million and 35. The main reason for the increase of 5G mobile smartphone market penetration is that the major manufacturers turn to compete in the 5G market when they released the new products, which led to consumers’ passively acceptance 5G smartphone. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 41.6% of the interviewees purchased 5G smartphone because of the normal replacement of the mobile phones. However, 73.3% of non-5G smartphone users think that it is not necessary for the public to buy 5G smartphone at this stage. At present, 5G mobile smartphone do not show obvious advantages over other mainstream smartphones. On the contrary, the high traffic pricing of 5G smartphone and the lack of commercial cities make the replacement of 5G smartphone with low cost performance, and thus hinder its market popularization. In the future, only by standing from the demand side, reflecting the advantages of 5G in communication transmission in smartphones, and developing killer application that can only rely on 5G smartphones, can we accelerate its popularization.
From June to July 2020, the property market regulation will continue to adhere to the positioning of “no speculation in housing and housing”. Many places have successively introduced regulation and control policies on the property market to severely crack down on violations of laws and regulations in the real estate market and regulate the order of the real estate market. In July 2020, the urban housing prices of new houses in the three major cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen ranked among the top three, while the average prices of Ningbo, Beijing and Fuzhou increased significantly.
China Shared Power Bank Industry, which has gone through the development stages of outbreak and precipitation despite queries, has entered the period of standardized development in 2019. Even though it is affected by the COVID-19 in 2020, the overall development trend of the industry will not change. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the user scale of China Shared Power Bank industry is expected to reach 229 million in 2020. However, in the short term, the impact of COVID-19 on the industry can’t be ignored. 80% of the interviewees reflected that their use habits of shared power bank has changed due to the impact of COVID-19. Specifically, the usage frequency are reduced and the time is shortened, especially for the usage of shared power bank in travel scenario and the ones in large cabinet. The industry competition also ushered in variables. Meituan launched the shared power bank business at the beginning of the year. Relying on its advantages of accumulated offline business resources and better product experiences, Meituan avoided the problem of high entry threshold for new competitors, and having an impact on the leading enterprises in the industry.
In the first half of 2020, affected by the epidemic, overall cross-border e-commerce transactions have been greatly affected in terms of commodities and logistics. However, the changes in consumption patterns in major markets such as Europe and the United States and the implementation of a series of policies conducive to the development of cross-border e-commerce have also promoted the development of China’s cross-border e-commerce import and export. In the first half of 2020, China's imports and exports through the customs cross-border e-commerce management platform increased by 26.2%. It is expected that the scale of China's cross-border e-commerce transactions will reach 10.3 trillion yuan by the end of 2020. At present, young consumer groups’ consumption potential is constantly being tapped and released. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, for the young cross-border consumer groups interviewed, enthusiasm for new trends and trying new consumer experiences has become the main reason for their cross-border consumption. And nearly 60% of them value product quality the most. In the future, scenario-based cross-border e-commerce consumption that integrates social interaction, content marketing, and multiple channels will become a new trend that is more in line with the consumption needs and cultural values of young users.