China Information Technology Report

Published 21 August 2015

Quarterly report providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the information technology industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, Information Technology Risk Reward Index, Macroeconomic Forecast, Company Profiles and Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

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China Information Technology Report
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BMI View: The Chinese IT market is poised to return to high single digit growth in 2016 once again after a general slowdown in 2015 due to a slightly weakened economic outlook. We maintain the view that China will continue to post strong growth and sales numbers in the IT market and its various subsectors. The supportive and forward- looking policy environment combines with market fundamentals to provide strong growth prospects resulting from the size of the population, rising incomes, relatively low penetration of devices and solutions and a supportive policy environment . There is however downside risk, not least for foreign vendors operating in China where the policy environment favours local enterprises. Nonetheless , we believe t he outlook is positive overall due to the factors mentioned above .

Headline Expenditure Projections

  • Computer Hardware Sales: CNY577.0bn in 2015 to CNY610.9bn in 2016, +6% in local currency terms. Sales will remain robust as tablet market stabilizes in 2016 after a weakened 2014/15.

  • Software Sales: CNY106.6bn in 2015 to CNY121.0bn in 2016, +13.5% in local currency terms.

  • IT Services Sales: CNY235.2bn in 2015 to CNY267.9bn in 2016, +14% in local currency terms. Corporate investments and state support for development of Chinese cloud computing industry will mean increase in adoption rates will accelerate in 2016, driving IT services outperformance.

Cloud Computing Set For Boom With Corporate And Policy Objectives In Sync
China - Cloud Computing Market
e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: BMI

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BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (China 2012-2019)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Industry Risk Reward Index
Table: Asia Pacific IT Risk/Reward Index - Q415
Market Overview
Cloud Computing
Table: China Cloud Vendor Developments
IT Services
Industry Trends And Developments
Table: Cloud Collaboration A Prominent Trend In H214
Regulatory Development
Table: Government Authority
Regulatory Developments
Competitive Landscape
International Companies
Table: Apple
Table: Foxconn
Local Companies
Table: Inspur
Table: Yonyou Software
Table: Neusoft
Regional Overview
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (China 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (China 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (China 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (China 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (China 1990-2025)
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: IT Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Components

The China Information Technology Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering personal computers and software; semi-conductors, memory chips, integrated circuits and general components; the internet and IT solutions. It analyses analyses regulatory changes (licensing, customs and intellectual property protection) and competitive landscapes comparing IT companies by products, sales, market share, investments, projects and expansion strategies.

BMI's China Information Technology Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, IT associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the IT industry in China.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent IT Industry forecasts for China to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Chinese IT market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in China's IT sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in China.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering IT, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the IT sector and within the broader telecommunications, political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

  • IT Sector: Industry value (USDmn); IT sector contribution to GDP (%); value of hardware, software and services industry (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software imports and exports (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software sales (USDmn); number of PCs (‘000); PCs per 100 inhabitants; internet users (‘000); internet users per 100 inhabitants; broadband subscribers (‘000); broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
  • Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (USDbn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against USD).

Information Technology Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide technology manufacturers, service providers, and IT vendors/leasing agents looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Country Market Overview

Structure, size and value of the industry sectors including hardware, software and services; overview of the industry landscape and key players; assessment of the business operating environment and the latest regulatory developments and government authority.

BMI MacroeconomicForecast

BMI forecasts for all headline macroeconomic indicators to end-2019 including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

Competitive Landscape

Full analysis of the competitive landscape within the hardware, software and services sectors.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Regional Overview

Cross-border analysis of country markets in the region, commenting on IT penetration (PC and internet) and market growth drivers (IT market size and IT market compound growth).


The information Technology Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.