With the rapid development of communication technology and the popularization of telecom business, China Mobile APP industry chain is gradually improved, and the growth of market is accelerated. As for the upstream, by July 2020, the amount of in-store APP in China has reached 3.57 million, and the enterprises are paying more attention to the satisfaction of user convenience as well as security experience. In the midstream, the development of APP distribution channels has undergone important changes. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, user scale of mini-program in China is expected to 830 million in 2020. And the emerging channels will have an impact on the distribution mode of traditional APP stores. On the other hand, under the tense relationship between China and United States, Huawei’s HMS ecosystem construction is expected to be benchmarked with iOS and GMS. In the future, the system has the opportunity to become a new race track for developers to compete. On the downstream side, the industry is developing in a more vertical direction in terms of application scenarios. Fields like e-commerce, entertainment, etc. give birth to more subdivided scenarios, and meet users’ needs from more dimensions. In the case of slowing down of the overall growth rate of APP users, new development opportunities are explored.
At present, the aggregation attribution of micro-video platform is outstanding, which can cover all aspect of users’ life and show strong social attributes. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, user scale of China micro-video industry will grow to 722 million people by 2020 and is becoming a new national application industry. Tik Tok has been growing rapidly under the background of micro-video continued expanding. Its user scale and Internet Heat index is growing fast. Its MAUs is 130 million left behind Kuaishou’s in January 2018, but surpassing 113 million in June 2020. Facing with Tik Tok’s offense, Kuaishou also suffers enormous competition pressure. Although the platform has gained a good growth in 2020 with the business of Live Streaming E-Commerce, capitalization acceleration is still needed. Otherwise, if ByteDance take IPO ahead of schedule, Kuaishou’s market value will be hard to sustain.
In recent years, China's digital transformation has continued to deepen, and the scale of the digital economy has continued to increase. Data show that in 2019, the scale of China’s digital economy reached 35.8 trillion yuan, accounting for 36.2% of GDP. In addition, the number of small and medium-sized enterprises continued to increase. At the end of 2019, the number of Chinese enterprises reached 38.583 million. iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that the number of China’s small and medium-sized enterprises is huge, and there is still room for substantial improvement in overall digitalization, and the demand for digital services of enterprises is wide. Driven by technology, policies and other factors, the China's corporate service market has broad room for development and the market blossom. The service market with certain rigid demand characteristics such as human resources, finance and taxation, and marketing is expected to take the lead in popularity and growth. In terms of market perception, as the data of iiMedia Research showed, 32.0% of workplace respondents believe that companies affected by COVID-19 will increase their attention to the corporate service market, and 23.7% of workplace respondents believe that companies will increase the investment in related services. The outbreak of COVID-19 has made more and more companies realize the importance of digital transformation, and their attention to corporate services represented by digitalization has increased, which is conducive to the market penetration of corporate services.
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.
Driven by factors such as favorable policies, a sharp increase in demand, and the launch of 5G, the market size of China's AI industry continues to expand. The core industry market size will reach 150 billion yuan in 2020, and development will move from the standardized stage to the professional stage with broad market prospects.iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that with the maturity of the technology and the layout of the platform, the future market development potential will continue to expand. Besides, AI data services will be used in a variety of practical areas, such as medical, financial, new retail and security.With the continuous integration of AI and traditional industries and the development of 5G, data types will become more diversified. In addition, more and more enterprises will put forward higher requirements for accuracy as scenarios are customized and upgraded, prompting AI data service transfer from extensive methods to refined methods.The increasing improvement of the AI data service industry chain has led to increasingly fierce competition. Therefore, the technological upgrading of data services will become the focus of competition, which to a large extent will directly affect the competitive position of data service providers in the market.
During the post-epidemic period, with the support of policies and the promotion of 5G, AI and other technologies, the market scale of China's online education is further expanded. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the market scale of China's online education is expected to reach 485.8 billion yuan in 2020. By April 2020, China's online youth English market has reached 26 billion yuan, with about 5.8 million users and a market penetration rate of 22%. After the explosive growth of online education during the epidemic period, it is estimated that the penetration rate of Online English for young children in China will reach 37% by the end of 2021 and 51% by 2022 under the background of the continuous formation of user habits. In recent years, the dividend of online education market has attracted more and more investment. In 2019, China's online education industry witnessed a total of 150 financing events with a total financing amount of 11.5 billion yuan. Thanks to the positive stimulus of coVID-19 in 2020, online education behaviors and habits become more and more popular in China. In particular, the market of K12 and vocational education will be greatly released, showing a huge market prospect. By 2025, the size of China's online education market is expected to exceed 800 billion yuan. According to the analysis of the report, the online education industry needs to improve product quality to attract users and promote efficient operation, seize the opportunity of potential sinking market and technological innovation to meet the development challenges of China's online education industry.
随着中国企业对SaaS服务需求不断扩大，中国市场涌现一批新兴的SaaS 企业。在疫情的催化下，进一步加速SaaS业务在垂直领域的发展。iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2019年中国业务垂直型SaaS市场规模持续增长，CRM和ERP SaaS市场规模分别达到36.9亿元、30.2亿元，位居行业前列。艾媒咨询分析师认为，随着移动互联网的发展和企业主体的扩张，行业垂直型和云端商业模式SaaS企业发展加快，短视频、直播电商及小程序等新兴渠道的兴起也为企业服务SaaS行业带来新的发展机遇。
As Chinese companies' demand for SaaS services continues to expand, a number of emerging SaaS companies have emerged in the Chinese market. Catalyzed by the epidemic, further accelerate the development of SaaS business in vertical fields. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of China's business vertical SaaS market continued to grow in 2019, with the CRM and ERP SaaS market reaching 3.69 billion yuan and 3.02 billion yuan respectively, ranking the top in the industry. iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that with the development of the mobile Internet and the expansion of business entities, the development of industry vertical and cloud business models SaaS companies has accelerated, and the emergence of emerging channels such as short videos, live broadcast e-commerce, and small programs also serve SaaS companies. The industry brings new development opportunities.
Affected by the epidemic, Internet plus cultural consumption has been on the rise, boosting the social awareness of cloud games. According to the data of iiMedia research, 70.7% of the Internet users interviewed who have some knowledge of cloud games have experience, and more than 70% of them will choose to play again after the first experience. However, the frequency and duration of cloud game users are still in the initial stage currently, and the payment conversion rate, payment amount and willingness level are low, and 43.7% of the Internet users interviewed hope to extend the free experience time of the game. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that although the new crown epidemic accelerated the public's understanding of cloud concept, cloud games are still in the initial stage of development. How to improve the content and experience, improve user stickiness and pay conversion rate will become the focus of attention.
On December 30th, the “Ai Media Night and 2019-2020 Global New Consumer Brand Festival”hosted by iiMedia Research was held in Guangzhou. At the scene, Zhang Yi, CEO and chief analyst of Aimedia Consulting, brought a “Yijian ”New Year's Eve speech to restore the current status of industries such as the new economy and new consumption through objective data and predict the future trends of the industry. How many “dry goods”are there in this year-end show?
Since 2019, China's 5G commercial landing has accelerated. As an important application scenario, cloud games have become increasingly prominent commercial value, and gradually become a hot track for multiple manufacturers to compete for layout. Although some start-ups have layout for a long time, restricted by technology, content, experience and other factors, cloud games have not been widely promoted in the Chinese market, and the user awareness is not high. According to the data of iiMedia research, 66.9% of the Internet users interviewed lack of knowledge about cloud games, of which 27.8% have never heard of it. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that with the rapid promotion of 5G, cloud games will return to the development outlet, and the investment in cloud game industry will increase significantly, which is conducive to improving the attention, awareness and participation of the society. It is expected that in the next three years, cloud game users in China will maintain a high growth rate, and the number of users will reach 373 million by 2021. At the same time, cloud games will also drive the transformation of the entire game industry chain, enhance the voice of game developers in the industry chain, intensify the competition between cloud game platforms, and promote the upgrading of game content quality.