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China Mobile Population to Hit 1 Billion


China Mobile Population is expected to hit 1 billion in the coming days.

The total number of mobile subscribers reached 999.7 million in February (+1.23%), according to the statistics provided by the three national telecommunications operators.

The world’s largest mobile carrier China Mobile confirmed to have 661 million subscribers, including 57 million 3G subscribers. Note that it doesn’t offer any iPhone yet.

Mobile subscribers at China Unicom, the No.2 carrier in the country, reached 206 million (46 million for 3G subscribers).

China Telecom mobile subscribers were 132 million, including 41 million 3G users.

Here are the main reasons that could explain these figures:

- The size of the Chinese market: over 1.33 billion people were living in the country in 2011.
- The development of high-bandwidth mobile networks.
- The enrichment of China's population.
- The interest of Chinese for smartphones.

According to the latest figures from CNNIC in 2011, there were over 350 million people who accessed the Internet through their mobile phone in 2011 compared to the overall China Internet population.

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China Internet Statistics 2011

Are you looking for awesome statistics about Internet in China?

Please find above our infographic summarizing the outstanding figures about the Internet in China in 2011.

You will find stats on Chinese online population in terms of demographics and usage, notably in E-Commerce, search, and social media. 

The data come from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) and the Beijing-based research firm iResearch.

Please find more detailed figures about Internet China in the following presentations:

China Mobile Internet 2011
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China Internet Population Hits 513 Million


As expected, China Internet population surpassed 500 million in 2011.

According to the latest report published by CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center), the country had a population of 513 million Internet users as of December 2011.

The total population of Chinese netizens increased by 56 million in 2011 (+11% year over year). Indeed, China Internet population surpassed 450 million in 2010.

Internet penetration hit 38% of the total population in 2011 (+4% year over year), a Chinese netizen being a 6+ year old resident in mainland China and having a home phone number or a mobile phone and used the Internet in the last 6 months.

Among those 513 million users, 356 million access the Internet with mobile devices (+18% year over year), that is about 37% of total population.

Regarding eCommerce, statistics show that over 194 million people now shop online. The growth is almost 21% compared to 2010.

If you can read Chinese, you can visit CNNIC website and find the entire report

More detailed statistics about situation of Internet in China in 2011 in a coming post. Stay tuned!

China Search Engine Market: Google Still Declining


China’s search engine market hit 5.5 billion RMB (approximately 867 million USD) in 2011 Q3, according to online market research firm iResearch.

The search revenue increased by 78% from the same period last year. This dramatic increase is due to a boom in Chinese e-commerce ad spend.

China Search Engine Market 2011

China Search Engine Market size and its evolution (by iChinaStock)

Still according to iResearch data, Baidu now holds nearly 78% market share by revenue of China search engine market while Google’s market share declined from 19% to 18% compared to the previous quarter.

IResearch data comes from search company financial reports and estimates from its own tracking systems.

Below is the full evolution of search engines' market share in China:

China Search Engine Market Share by Revenue
  2010 Q1 2010 Q2 2010 Q3 2010 Q4 2011 Q1 2011 Q2 2011 Q3
Baidu 67.8% 71.0% 72.7% 73.4% 74.6% 77.3% 77.7%
Google 29.5% 26.8% 24.8% 24.0% 22.2% 19.3% 18.3%
Sogou 1.0% 1.0% 1.2% 1.3% 1.6% 1.7% 2.1%
Soso 0.8% 0.6% 0.9% 0.9% 1.2% 1.3% 1.4%
Other 0.9% 0.6% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%

From beginning of 2010 when Google decided to redirect Chinese users to its Hong Kong website, Google has lost 11% market share while Baidu has gained 10% over the same period. As we mentioned before, Google’s loss is Baidu’s gain, but not only.

Indeed, other local search engines also benefit from Google’s decline. Sogou, a Chinese search engine powered by Sohu, and Tencent’s Soso have seen their market share increased over the past year. 

Other search engines only account for 0.4% of China’s search engine market. Read more about all the search engines in China.

What search engine do you use in China? Baidu, Google or another one? Do you know you can use both Baidu and Google through BaiGoogleDu?

China’s Internet population reaches 450 million


According to Chinese government, China’s online population jumped to 450 million in the end of November, representing an increase of 20.3% compared to the same period last year. 

The figure marks an increase of 30 million since July when the number of Chinese netizens was estimated to 420 million.

China has the largest online population, with an Internet penetration rate of 33.9%, slightly above the world average of 30%.

The Chinese Internet has also become a lucrative marketplace with a lot of opportunities in ecommerce.

The value of online payments is expected to reach one trillion yuan (approximately 152 billion dollars) in 2010, according to Beijing-based research company Analysys International.

Nearly 200 million domain names worldwide!

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There are now more than 196 million domain names in the world according to a new study released by Internet infrastructure firm VeriSign.

Total domain name registrations VeriSign 2010

During Q2 2010, 3 million additional domain names have been registered. It's a 2% increase compared to Q1 2010 and a 7% increase compared to Q2 2009.

Most popular domain names are ".com" and ".net" which both account for more than 100 million of all TLDs.

China's ccTLD ".cn" is the sixth most popular with almost 8 million registrations due to heavy registration restrictions

China's E-commerce Market up by 60% in Q1


China's eCommerce market has increased by 60% in Q1 compared to the first 6 months of 2009.

China's eCommerce market is soaring

The amount of online transactions, including B2C, B2B and C2C transactions reached 2,250 billion yuan (331 billion dollars) in Q1. In 2009, the trade volume of eCommerce in China surpassed 3.6 trillion yuan (530 billion dollars).

This growth was driven by businesses more and more numerous to open online retail shops.
E-commerce is becoming the backbone of China's Internet industry which is now the world's biggest online market. China's online population also recently hit 420 million, making the country the world's leader in terms of Internet users. 
According to the Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology Xi Guohua, more than 142 million Chinese people have shopped online in the past 6 months, it's almost 35% of all China's online population.

But online security issues remain

For most online shoppers, security is the main concern. More than half of Internet users have been attacked by viruses or Trojan horses in Q1.

The Anti-Phishing Alliance of China received nearly 20,000 reports related to phishing websites by the end of July 2010. Many fake eCommerce websites were closed, including more than 4,000 fake Taobao websites.

Search engine market share by country


This post contains market shares for search engines in the world and several countries including the US, China, Japan and South-Korea. Data provided by comScore is based on “expanded search” definition, which includes searches not only conducted on the core search engines.


Search engine market share - worldwide

Google Sites ranked as the top search site worldwide with 87.8 billion searches in December 2009, or almost 67 percent of the global search market. Yahoo! Sites ranked second globally with 9.4 billion searches, followed by Chinese search engine Baidu with 8.5 billion searches.

Microsoft Sites reached 4.1 billion searches, on the strength of its successful introduction of new search engine Bing. Russian search engine Yandex also achieved considerable gains, growing to 1.9 billion searches.

Top 10 Expanded Search Entity by searches conducted in December 2009
Searches (MM) Market share (%)
Worldwide 131,354 100
Google Sites 87,809 66.8
Yahoo! Sites 9,444 7.2
Baidu 8,534 6.5
Microsoft Sites (Bing - MSN - Windows Live Search) 4,094 3.1
eBay 2,102 1.6
NHN Corporation 2,069 1.6
Yandex 1,892 1.4
Facebook 1,572 1.2
Ask Network 1,507 1.1
Alibaba 1,102 0.9
Other 11,229 8.6


Search engine market share - US

In January 2009, Google Sites led with 11.7 billion searches, representing almost 59 percent of the US search market. Yahoo! Sites ranked second with nearly 3 billion searches, followed by Microsoft Sites (1.2 billion) and AOL (781 million).

Top Expanded Search Entity by searches conducted in January 2009 Searches (MM) Market share (%)
United States 19,979 100
Google Sites 11,714 58.6
Yahoo! Sites 2,979 14.9
Microsoft Sites (Bing - MSN - Windows Live Search) 1,188 5.9
AOL 781 3.9
Ask Network 645 3.2
Other 2,672 13.5


Search engine market share - Europe

In March 2008, Europeans conducted almost 25 billion searches. Google Sites holds the leading position with more than 19 billion searches conducted, representing 79 percent of the European search market. Google’s top position was followed by eBay, which accounted for 3.1 percent of European searches. Russian search portal Yandex ranked third with 2.2 percent search market share, slightly ahead of Yahoo! Sites at 2.0 percent and Microsoft Sites at 1.9 percent.

Top Expanded Search Entity by searches conducted in March 2008 Searches (MM) Market share (%)
Europe 24,550 100
Google Sites 19,434 79.2
eBay 752 3.1
Yandex 528 2.2
Yahoo! Sites 486 2.0
Microsoft Sites (Bing - MSN - Windows Live Search) 469 1.9
Nasza-Klasa 320 1.3
QXL ricardo 298 1.2
Other 2163 8.8


Search engine market share - China

The Chinese conducted almost 11 billion searches in July 2008. The leader of the market is the Chinese search engine Baidu, far ahead of Google (see our recent article showing that Google's loss is Baidu's gain in China). Other players such as Soso and Sogou try to gain market share but aren't very successful. 

Top Expanded Search Entity by searches conducted in July 2008 Searches (MM) Market share (%)
China 10,994 100
Baidu 7,406 67.4
Google Sites 1,825 16.1
Alibaba 823 7.5
Tencent (Soso) 513 4.7
Sohu (Sogou) 305 2.8
Other 165 1.5


Search engine market share - Japan

Yahoo! Sites led the search ranking in Japan with 3.5 billion searches in January 2009, followed by Google Sites with 2.6 billion searches and Rakuten with 153 million searches.

Top Expanded Search Entity by searches conducted in January 2009 Searches (MM) Market share (%)
Japan 6,795 100
Yahoo! Sites 3,489 51.3
Google Sites 2,596 38.2
Rakuten 153 2.3
Microsoft Sites (Bing - MSN - Windows Live Search) 113 1.7
NTT 103 1.5
Other 341 5.0


Search engine market share - South Korea

In April 2009, 3.4 billion searches were conducted in South Korea. NHN Corporation, which includes, led the search market with 2.1 billion searches conducted on its sites (62 percent search market share), followed by Daum with 680 million searches (20 percent) and Google Sites with 251 million searches (7 percent).

Top Expanded Search Entity by searches conducted in April 2009 Searches (MM) Market share (%)
South Korea 3,449 100
NHN (Naver) 2,135 61.9
Daum 680 19.7
Google Sites 251 7.2
Yahoo! Sites 140 4.1
SK 132 3.8
Other 111 3.1

If you have more up-to-date data about search engine market share, notably in Asian countries, feel free to share it with us.

China online population hits 420 million


The number of Chinese people connected to the Internet has reached 420 million according to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

In its 26th China Internet development statistics report, CNNIC claims that as of June 2010, the Chinese Internet population has risen to 420 million, compared to 384 million at the end of 2009.

Among the Chinese connected online, 277 million are accessing the web through their mobile phone, there are 43 million more than 6 months ago.

Concerning eCommerce, the number of Chinese people who shop, pay and use bank services online is estimated around 140 million. It's a 30% increase compared to 2009.

The penetration rate of Internet users in China is now 32%.