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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Software Development industry is expected to generate $797.5 billion in 2017, up 6.5% from 2016. The industry has grown strongly at an average annual rate of 13.9% over the past five years due to strong demand from downstream software users and the government, as well as solid pricing levels. This industry's development has also been supported and encouraged by the Chinese government. In 2011, the government released its No. 4 document, which laid out a series of policies favoring the software and electronic industry. It is helpful for bringing another round of high growth to the software industry.

The industry offers consumer software products and services and system integration services...

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Software products

Software products, including design, programming and shipment, are the principal source of the industry's revenue, accounting for 31.7% in 2017, down from 32.3% in 2012. In recent years, demand for embedded software has expanded, growing the revenue contributed by this segment.

Systems software services

The systems software services segment, including systems integration services as well as integrated circuit design services, is expected to make up 16.5% of total industry revenue in 2017, decreasing from 19.1% in 2012. The concentration level in this segment is low, and there are many enterprises operating in this business with different technical levels and service abilities. Mos..

Additional Insights for the Software Development Industry

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

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Gross Government Fixed Investment - Equipment and Software - State and Local and Gross Private Fixed Investment - Other Information Processing Equipment and Software in the Software Development industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Software Development Industry?

    The Software Development industry in China comprises establishments that primarily provide software products, including applications software, system software and support software, as well as software-related services, such as software design, testing, outsourcing, programming and analysis.

    Industry Products
    Software products
    Software services
    Systems software services
    Industry Activities
    Designing software
    Testing software
    Outsourcing services
    Software programming
    Software analysis
    Software maintenance

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Gross Government Fixed Investment - Equipment and Software - State and Local
  • Gross Private Fixed Investment - Other Information Processing Equipment and Software
  • Domestic Support Policies
  • Wages and Conditions - Average Annual Wage (All Employees)
  • Service Prices

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic demand and consumption trends
  • Competitive landscape
  • Geographic spread
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Domestic demand trends
  • Table: Software Development Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Software Development Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport, Storage and Post
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Education

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Network Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Software services
  • Software products
  • Systems software services
  • Chart: Software Development Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Information policies
  • Software security and service markets
  • Technology upgrades
  • Expanding foreign markets

  • Major Markets
  • Telecommunications sector
  • Finance sector
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Government
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Software Development Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Software Development

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Value-added services
  • Brand
  • Skilled workforce

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Software Development Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Huawei Technologies Ltd.Haier GroupZTE CorporationInspur GroupHisense Group
  • Table: Huawei Technologies Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Haier Group - financial performance
  • Table: ZTE Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Inspur Group - financial performance
  • Table: Hisense Group - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Software Development Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Software Development Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Customer Relationship Management (Crm)
  • Refers to the various ways that companies interact with and assist customers.
  • Embedded Software
  • Software that forms part of the electronic device it operates.
  • Integrated Circuit (Ic)
  • Tiny, complex electronic components attached to semiconductors.
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