Software Development in China: IBISWorld forecasts strong revenue growth for 2012

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Revenue of the Software Development industry in China will continue to increase strongly over the next five years, at an average annual rate of 25.0% to $868.21 billion in 2016. Enterprises, establishments and total employment are all expected to increase steadily due to industry consolidation and overall positive performance, according to IBISWorld, America’s largest publisher of industry research.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

The Software Development industry in China generated revenue of $284.02 billion in 2011

The Software Development industry in China generated revenue of $284.02 billion in 2011, up 35.1% from 2010 (in constant 2011 dollars). The industry is estimated to have grown at an average annual rate of 29.6% over the five years through 2011. This high growth rate has been due to strong demand from downstream software users and the government, as well as solid pricing levels, according to IBISWorld, America’s largest publisher of industry research.

This industry's development has been supported and encouraged by the Chinese Government. The industry offers consumers software products, services and systems integration. The software service segment has increased rapidly in recent years and has become an increasingly important contributor to revenue growth. In particular, software outsourcing firms have improved, with more external clients from the United States and Europe seeking Chinese software service providers that offer low prices.

The industry is also highly concentrated geographically. The top five provincial areas by revenue are Guangdong Province, Beijing, Jiangsu Province, Shanghai and Liaoning Province, which together will account for 66.5% of total revenue in 2011. This is due to the presence of relatively well-developed economies in these regions, and the frequent development of software bases by governments.

Mainly due to industry assistance from the Chinese Government and improvement of technology, this industry is expected to continue to develop quickly over the next five years. Industry revenue is forecast to increase to $868.21 billion in 2016, which represents an annualized growth rate of 25.0% from 2011.

For more information, including profit levels, market shares, product segmentation and more, purchase IBISWorld’s full report on the Software Development industry in China for $825 at

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Software Development in China – Key Report Topics
Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on 200 Chinese industries. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.


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