Data from iiMedia Research shows that in 2018, China's digital economy has reached 31.3 trillion yuan, accounting for 34.8% of GDP. Digital economy has become an engine for industrial development. During the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, looking back at the course of China's economic development, the Internet has written a remarkable chapter. China's Internet has experienced a period of exploration, rapid development, and maturity and prosperity, from PC Internet to mobile Internet and from 2G to 5G. In 1999, china.com went public in the United States, which announced the rise of China's Internet industry to the world. Meanwhile, the budding of China's portal website model represented by NetEase,SoHu and Sina also indicated that China's Internet really stood up. In 2009, China's 3G started the era of mobile Internet in commercial use, which means the Internet entered a period of rapid development. In 2013, China's mobile Internet began to move towards 4G era. The concept of “Internet plus“ represents a new economic form. Internet technology and innovative thinking has become the driving force of China's economic and social innovation. In the fierce competition of China's Internet, a number of outstanding enterprises have emerged, such as Tencent Video, Zhihu, Kuwo Music,JD, taobao, Ctrip, Alipay, Baidu Search, Tencent cloud, KuangShi technology and so on. After 20 years of development, China's Internet industry will continue to expand, including smart terminals, industrial robots, autonomous driving, enterprise services and other industries continue to upgrade. With the implementation of 5G network, the operation of new economy industry will also usher in a new trend of innovation.
According to iiMedia Research, global mobile phone shipments in 2018 were 1.891 billion, down 4.4% from a year earlier, of which smartphone shipments were 1.405 billion, down 4.2% from a year earlier. As the world's largest mobile phone market, China has contracted more sharply than the global market. In 2018, China shipped 390 million smartphones, down 11.7% from 2017, and the stock competition intensified. At the same time, emerging market countries, represented by Africa and India, are in the period of demographic dividend release. Mobile phone penetration rate is generally low, and mainly functional machines. Data show that smartphone penetration in Africa remained at 33% in 2018, compared with 28% in India. Incremental market and upgrading demand of stock market brought by demographic dividend in emerging countries show that the mobile phone market still has great development potential, which attracts the attention of mobile phone giants, who have increased their efforts to explore emerging markets. Overseas sales of Chinese brand smartphones increased to 40% in 2018. With the acceleration of the pace of ““going to sea““ of China's major brands, Transsion's dislocation market competition strategy is gradually ineffective. It will face a positive competition among several giant brands, and the competition will become more intense.
Driven by favorable policies, technological advancement and market demand, the global 3C product industry is developing at a high speed. In 2018, the global 3C product shipments reached 3.93 billion units. At the same time, the volume of China's e-commerce transactions has increased year by year, and the proportion of online sales of 3C products has increased. With the continuous improvement of the living standards of the people and the pursuit of product performance, the consumption of 3C products in China continues to escalate. In the Chinese tablet market in 2018, Chinese companies Huawei and Lenovo accounted for 33.3% of the total market share. In 2018, the domestic mobile phone market totaled 410 million units, and domestic brand mobile phone shipments reached 370 million units, accounting for 89.5% of the same period of mobile phone shipments. The overall market size of smart wearable devices is growing, and sales are increasing year by year. iiMedia Research data shows that the 3C product e-commerce platform in Suning Online Market's network reputation is the best, 3C products e-commerce platform males account for a larger proportion. With the development and application of big data and 5G technology, driving 3C products into the fast lane of development, iiMedia Research’s analysts believe that big data will become the core competitiveness of e-commerce development, and 3C product manufacturers should actively deploy 5G new outlets. Meeting 3C products brings new market opportunities.
As the user bonus of Chinese smart phone market comes to an end and the market tends to be saturated, Chinese smart phone brands gradually shift the main battlefield of competition to overseas and embark on the strategy of “going to sea“ one after another. The huge potential of southeast Asia makes it the main starting point for all smart phone brands. According to data from iiMedia Research, xiaomi topped the list in India in market share in 2018. In Indonesia, xiaomi and vivo saw their market share increase significantly, while OPPO expanded strongly in Thailand. In the future, the competition among various smart phone brands in the southeast Asian market will be further intensified, and high-profile brands and sinking channels will become the main means of competition. In addition, smart phone brands will actively respond to 5G revolution while focusing on 4G investment.
The scale of China's bio-pharmaceutical industry continues to grow, and the proportion of bio-pharmaceutical output in the pharmaceutical industry continues to rise. In 2017, the total output value of the bio-pharmaceutical industry in China's park was about 1.5 trillion yuan. At present, China's biomedical industry has formed three major clusters, including the Bohai Rim region, the Yangtze River Delta region and the Pearl River Delta region, and the industrial agglomeration effect is outstanding. China's bio-pharmaceutical industry is in a stage of rapid development. In 2018, many head-to-head listed companies in biomedical related fields such as monoclonal antibodies, blood products and vaccines all exceeded 100 million yuan, achieving year-on-year growth. According to iiMedia Research, netizens in Shanghai are most concerned about the biomedical industry, and 40.9% of netizens surveyed support the application of transgenic technology in the pharmaceutical field. Among the heads of monoclonal antibodies, blood products and vaccines, Fuhong Hanlin as well as Weiguang Bio and Lidmanthe has the best online reputation,iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that in the future, the combination of artificial intelligence with new drug research and the fierce competition among head enterprises is an important trend in the development of China's biomedical industry.
As the data of iiMedia Research showed,the Chinese shipment of smart phone in the third season in 2018 declined obviously year-on-year.The top 5 smart phone brands—iPhone,Huawei,OPPO,vivo and Xiaomi dominate the most market share in China,with iPhone accounting for 28.9%and Huawei accounting for 17.1%.Huawei owns the best public praise from the Internet in the top 5 smart phone brands,while iPhone got the most discussing and the most powerful dissemination but the most negative comment form its new product release meeting in 2018.