In 2018, the Internet Services industry in China maintained relatively rapid growth of about 38.7% to reach $527.0 billion. Over the past five years, industry revenue has been growing at an average annualized rate of 48.2%, driven by booming domestic demand. Over the period, the number of internet users in China increased at an annualized rate of 5.6%.Over the next five years, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an average annual rate of 34.0% to $2,281.02 billion in 2023, mainly due to the substantial expansion of internet coverage in rural and remote areas in China, and thriving advertising services boosted by e-commerce.The application services segment has become more important to this industry over the past five years...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Basic internet access servicesBasic internet access services account for 47.3% of total industry revenue. Major basic services include domain name applications, virtual host services and online storage services. Application services include more than 50 varieties of services in China, including internet advertising, web portals, search engines, instant messaging, online games, etc.High user numbers provide a good base for the development of this segment. However, competition has become very intense since 2001, as the number of internet users increased sharply. The main service providers, including China Netcom, China Telecom and Great Wall Broadband Network, continue to reduce their pricing levels to attract more users. The...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Internet Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Internet Services Industry are

  • Development of new products
  • Ready access to investment funding
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Pervasive Technology - Internet Connections and Service Prices - Internet Prices in the Internet Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Internet Services Industry?

    The Internet Services industry in China provides internet services, including basic internet access (i.e. internet service providers or ISPs) and application services, such as online advertising, web portals, search engines, instant messaging, internet games, blogs, etc. E-commerce business is not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Basic internet access services
  • Online advertising
  • Web portals
  • Search engines
  • Instant messaging
  • E-commerce transactions
  • Online games
  • Other internet application services
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing basic internet access services (internet service providers, or ISPs)
  • Providing application services, such as web portals, search engines, and internet content
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Pervasive Technology - Internet Connections
  • Service Prices - Internet Prices
  • Systems and Technology - by Industry Sector
  • Key Attitudinal Changes - Information Age
  • Internet/Catalogue Shopping

  • Current Performance
    Industry trendsMobile internet servicesCompetition and enterprises
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Web 3.0 and 4GDemand and investment
  • Table: Internet Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Internet Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Banks
  • Market Research
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Network Equipment Manufacturing
  • Software Development

  • Products & Services
  • Basic internet access services
  • Web portals
  • Online advertising
  • Other internet application services
  • Instant messaging
  • E-commerce transactions
  • Online games
  • Search engines
  • Chart: Internet Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Growth in internet users
  • Growth in broadband subscriptions
  • Technological advances
  • Development of related industries
  • Digital age

  • Major Markets
  • Internet users aged 20 to 29 years
  • Internet users aged 30 to 39 years
  • Internet users aged under 19 years
  • Internet users aged 40 to 49 years
  • Internet users aged over 50 years
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Internet Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases and depreciation
  • Wages
  • Promotions
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Internet Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Content
  • Innovation ability
  • Popularity
  • Accurate market positioning

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Internet Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Alibaba Group, Tencent Holdings Limited,, Inc.,, Inc., Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., SINA Corporation, Inc.,
  • Table: Alibaba Group - financial performance
  • Table: Tencent Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table:, Inc. - financial performance
  • Table:, Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: SINA Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Internet Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Internet Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Internet Users in China (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Click-Through Rate
  • A measure of the success of online advertising campaigns, it is the number of clicks on an ad divided by the number of times the ad is shown, expressed as a percentage.
  • Internet Service Provider (Isp)
  • Supplier of internet access to end users.
  • Really Simple Syndication (Rss)
  • A standardized format used to publish frequently updated website entries, such as blogs and news.
  • Web 2.0
  • Sites and features that engage users to interact with each other. Examples include blogs and social networking sites.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Internet Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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