The Software Development industry is expected to generate $899.85 billion in 2018, up 7.5% from 2017. The industry has grown strongly at an average annual rate of 10.8% 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...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The government has established 11 state-level software bases in Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Chengdu, Xi'an, Jinan, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Changsha, Nanjing and Zhuhai. Most industry revenue is generated in these cities. The major software bases in China mainly lie in three regions: North China, East China and South China. As North East China, North West China and South West China are less economically advanced, the presence of industry operations is underdeveloped in these regions, making it more difficult to attract highly skilled workers. The South China region, contributing 21.2% to industry revenue in 2018, has many large-scale enterprises such as ZTE, Huawei and Tencent. Within this region, Shenzhen city in Guangdong Province is one of China's largest software export bases...purchase to read more.

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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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 trendsCompetitive landscapeGeographic 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

  • 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
    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
    Huawei Technologies Ltd., Haier Group, ZTE Corporation, Hisense Group, Inspur Group,
  • Table: Huawei Technologies Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Haier Group - financial performance
  • Table: ZTE Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Hisense Group - financial performance
  • Table: Inspur Group - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Software Development Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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