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Smart Phone Manufacturing in China: Market Research Report

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Smart Phone Manufacturing Market Research Report | May 2016

IBISWorld’s Smart Phone Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Revenue for the Smart Phone Manufacturing industry in China is estimated to increase at an average annual rate of 40.6% over the five years to 2016. In 2016 alone, revenue is expected to grow 26.1% to reach $127.5 billion, mainly driven by increased exports and growing demand for third- and fourth-generation (4G) smart phones. Exports are estimated to account for 71.4% of industry revenue in 2016.

With the rapid development of 3G and 4G technology, an abundant smart phone product portfolio and competitive product pricing, demand for smart phones has been growing strongly. In late 2013, the Ministry of Industry and Information issued 4G licenses to China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, further spurring demand for smart phones and the development of the industry.... purchase to read more

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For every dollar spent on labor (i.e. wages and research and development) in this industry, 73 cents are invested in capital, which indicates a high level of capital intensity.

Smart phone manufacturing requires a large amount of capital to purchase production equipment and investment in R&D. With increasing numbers of global manufacturers increasing their R&D activities in China, China has become the manufacturing base for smart phones and its share of global output is increasing every year.

Distribution channel development is crucial to sales of new products and manufacturers invest significantly in the promotion of new products. In recent years, development of retail networks with specialized stands in large retail stores or specialty stores have intensified.

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What is the Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in the Smart Phone Manufacturing industry in China manufacture mobile phones with advanced PC-like capabilities. Smart phones have independent operating systems and allow for the installation of software applications developed by third parties. They also connect to wireless internet networks, usually via mobile communication networks. Operating systems for smart phones include Symbian, Meego, Android, Windows Phone and iOS.

Industry Products
Android smart phonesiOS smart phonesWindows Phone smart phonesOther products
Industry Activities
Manufacturing Android smart phonesManufacturing iOS smart phonesManufacturing Windows Phone smart phonesManufacturing Symbian smart phonesManufacturing smart phone accessories

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