In the first three quarters of 2020, the value added of high tech manufacturing above scale increased by 5.9 percent, the value added of equipment manufacturing increased by 4.7 percent, and investment in high tech increased by 9.1 percent and 2.8 percentage points. In the first three quarters, the online retail sales of physical goods increased by 15.3% year-on-year, one percentage point faster than in the first half of the year, and accounted for 24.3% of the total retail sales of social consumer goods. Under the impact of the epidemic, the momentum of industrial transformation and development has accelerated significantly, the new momentum represented by the Internet economy has grown against the trend, and new business forms and new models such as online shopping and live streaming of goods have continued to heat up, the emerging demand for online work, long-distance consultation and online education is very strong, and industries that are just in need, such as mothers and babies, old-age care and medical beauty, are also bursting out with new vitality in the epidemic with the help of new marketing models, it has played an active role in promoting the prevention and control of epidemic situation, ensuring the livelihood of residents and promoting economic growth.
With the development of China capital market, the securities industry has also maintained a stable growth. Under the impact of Covid-19 in 2020, the securities industry still has a good performance and accelerates the online development despite other industries going down. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, user scale of China securities APP reached 111 million in 2019, and is expected to increase to 129 million in 2020. At present, China online brokerage companies mainly include traditional brokerage companies that develop online securities business, pure online brokerage companies that mainly focus on online business, and Internet enterprises that cut into securities business from other fields. Traditional brokerage companies are still mainstream of the market relying on longer development time and brand reputation. However, in recent years, residents’ investment and financial management have become more diversified, and they have invested more in Hong Kong and US stock market. At the same time, the amount of enterprises listed in overseas market has increased, which requires brokerage companies with higher degree of marketization to provide investment banking, ESOP and other institutional services. Therefore, the pure online brokerage companies with Hong Kong and US stock as the main service market have broad development space and their future status will be improved.
With the support of national policies, China's network mutual assistance industry has continued to develop and has gradually become a useful supplement to medical security. In 2019, the total number of people assisted by China's network mutual assistance industry exceeded 30,000, and the total amount of industry assistance exceeded 5 billion yuan. At the end of 2019, the number of people covered by China's network mutual assistance reached 150 million. It is estimated that the coverage rate of China's network mutual assistance will reach 17.8% in 2020, and the number of network mutual assistance coverage is expected to reach 390 million in 2022, with a coverage rate of 27.8%. Through the comparison of network mutual assistance platforms, the results show that, compared with reimbursement and integrated platforms, payment and focused platforms have more advantages in terms of per capita mutual assistance, the proportion of assistance and so on. Besides, the comprehensive ability of “E HUAZHU” leads all platforms. At present, the scale effect of the network mutual assistance industry has not been found, and the platform members are expected to maintain stable spending in the future. In the future, China's network mutual assistance will enter a period of prosperity and development, and it is expected to become a "national-level" product. Professional operation and risk management will become the key development direction of the platforms. The industry will also develop from homogeneity to differentiated development in raising efficiency and amount.
With the acceleration of digital transformation and the development and innovation of mobile payment technology, mobile payment has gradually become the mainstream payment mode in society. Data shows that in 2019, the scale of mobile payment users in China was 733 million, and the market penetration rate is increasing. It is expected that the scale will reach 790 million in 2020. Under the influence of the COVID-19, the growth rate of China mobile payment transaction scale has dropped significantly. In the first quarter of 2020, the transaction scale was 90.8 trillion yuan, with a year-on-year growth rate of 4.8%, but in the long run, consumption and services to online will promote continuous growth in scale. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the three most common payment scenarios of China mobile payment platform users are catering consumption, small physical store/convenience store consumption, and online shopping on e-commerce platforms. The mobile payment scenario presents a segmented and diversified development. When choosing a mobile payment platform, 62.4% of users give priority to payment convenience. Providing efficient and convenient services has become the key to the mobile payment platforms development.
The third-party payment industries in China and in the United States are mainly composed of payment and settlement organizations, account-side payment institutions, acquirer-side payment institutions, and software and hardware suppliers. The industry scale effect is obvious, and oligopoly and even monopoly have appeared in some links of the industry. Due to the influence of regulatory policies and market maturity, the differences between the Chinese and American third-party payment industries in the account-side market and the acquiring-side market are particularly obvious. Technological innovation has promoted mobile payment to become the mainstream of the market. In 2019, the scales of mobile payment users in China and in the United States were 733 million and 64 million, and the market penetration rate is quite different. Oligopoly has already appeared in China's mobile payment in the account-side market, and Chinese market needs to rely on expanding scenario coverage and business innovation to drive development; the US mobile payment account-side market is slow to develop and is still in the expansion stage. In the acquiring-side market, small and medium-sized merchants with long-tail effects have become the focus of competition among Chinese and American acquiring-side payment institutions. It is the future trend to provide merchants with one-stop payment solutions around payment services. iiMedia Consulting analyst believes that in the wave of global digital development, the enabling role and value creation capabilities of payment institutions will be further improved, especially in the field of merchant services. Building a closed-loop service ecosystem around payment businesses has huge growth potential. The pioneers represented by Lakala and Square has broad prospects for development.
The spread of global epidemic and trade protectionism have caused the global economy to face the risk of decline, the cross-border trade and investment activities have shrunk sharply, and the environment of Chinese foreign trade enterprises has deteriorated. In the first half of 2020, China's exports reached US$ 1,098.75 billion, down 6.2% year-on-year, among which the export of clothing and machinery and equipment fell below 16%, making it a severely damaged industry. As a result, various provinces have issued targeted policies and measures on the internal circular economy from export to domestic sales, helping foreign trade enterprises to tide over the crisis from the policy level. However, there are still some problems in the domestic sales model of export enterprises, such as difficult production line turning, unsmooth sales channels, different pain points in domestic and foreign markets, and lack of brand advantages. Foreign trade enterprises must make corresponding adjustments.
iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，中国移动支付交易规模在2019年第三季度已经达到252.2万亿元，用户规模在年底预计超过7.3亿人，覆盖更多层级的用户，全国普及程度持续提高。中国移动支付行业正在往标准化和规范化发展，市场竞争加剧。随着人脸技术的成熟，刷脸支付加快普及，iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，预计到2019年刷脸支付用户规模将会达到1.18亿人。未来移动支付行业会更加规范化，市场逐渐下沉，细分化的支付场景和多元盈利模式将会成为移动支付行业新的发展入口。
As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of China's mobile payment transactions has reached 252.2 trillion yuan in the third quarter of 2019, and the number of users is expected to exceed 730 million by the end of the year. The popularity of mobile payment in China is increasing and covering more levels of users. China's mobile payment industry is becoming more standardized, and market competition is intensifying. With the development of face perception technology, the popularity of face payment has increased, according to iiMedia Research by 2019, the number of face brush payment users will reach 118 million. In the future, the mobile payment industry will become more standardized and go towards to the market sinking. Segmented payment scenarios and diversified profit models will become the new development opporunity of the mobile payment industry.
At present, the coverage rate of commercial insurance is relatively low in China, and the scale of social medical insurance fails to reach the scale of commercial insurance in terms of compensation amount and types of diseases covered. Residents have a strong demand for mass medical security, and online mutual assistance products gradually win favor in the sinking market due to the low threshold and public welfare. Moreover, with the government's stricter regulation and enterprises' active innovation, the online mutual assistance industry has ushered in a new period of high-speed development. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 95.2 percent of online mutual assistance participants paid less than 10 yuan per month on average, with high satisfaction. On the one hand, online mutual assistance products can provide low-cost medical security for people in need. On the other hand, the form of mutual assistance also satisfies the spiritual pursuit of helping others. With the characteristics of low threshold and low cost, network mutual assistance can cover sinking cities and more low-income groups, and gradually become an important part of mass medical security.
2019年上半年移动支付交易规模达166.1万亿，在移动支付市场规模逐渐扩大以及人脸识别技术发展渐趋成熟的背景下，刷脸支付开始崭露头角。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，预计2022年中国刷脸支付用户规模将超7.6亿人。刷脸支付的发展以及普及，对于用户、商家以及社会有着重要价值。对于用户而言，刷脸支付省时、便捷、体验好和能实现信息与交易安全保障。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，受访用户对在流程耗时、便利程度、支付体验、交易安全和信息安全五个方面对刷脸支付的满意度分别为8.1、7.3、7.3、7.1和7.0，高于其他非现金支付方式的满意度。对于商家来说，刷脸支付赋能商家的经营发展，帮助他们改善排队效率、提高顾客好评率、提高竞争力和增加客流。九成的受访商家认可接入刷脸支付后，顾客排队效率和顾客好评的提升。刷脸支付的发展同时也带动着上下游产业的发展，促进硬件制造商、传感器制造商等新产业新职业就业的发展，为社会带来巨大价值。
In the first half of 2019, the transaction scale of mobile payment reached 166.1 trillion yuan. In the context of the gradual expansion of the mobile payment market and the gradual maturity of face recognition technology, the face-scanning payment has begun to emerge. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, it is estimated that the scale of users of face-scanning payment in China will exceed 760 million in 2022. The development and popularity of face-scanning payment is of great value to users, corporate and society. For the user, the face-scanning payment saves time, is convenient, and ensures information and transaction security. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the respondents' satisfaction with the face-scanning payment in terms of spending time, convenience, payment experience, transaction security and information security are 8.1, 7.3, 7.3, 7.1 and 7.0, higher than other non-cash payment methods. For merchants, the face-scanning payment empowers their management, helping them improve queue efficiency, improve customer feedback, improve competitiveness and increase customer flow. Ninety percent of the surveyed merchants recognized the increase in customer queuing efficiency and customer praise after accessing the face-scanning payment. The development of the face-scanning payment also drives the development of upstream and downstream industries, and promotes the development of new occupations and employment in new industries such as hardware manufacturers and sensor manufacturers, bringing great value to the society.
With the improvement of people's living standard and consumption level, the development of the Internet, and the rise of the new energy automobile industry, the Internet auto finance industry has entered a stage of rapid growth, and more Internet platforms will be introduced in the future. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, China's Internet auto finance market is expected to reach 560 billion yuan by 2020. In addition, 80% of Internet users who plan to buy cars are willing to use Internet auto financing products. 54.3 percent of the users expressed trust in Internet auto financing products, and the most worrying factor for potential users was hidden fees, the low efficiency of auditing and relaxation. Under the inevitable trend of Internet development of auto finance, enterprise brand construction is the key to future competition and development.