IOT market in China 2016-2020

  • Published: Jun 2016
  • Pages: 59
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This industry research report presents a detailed segmentation of the IOT market in China by product type (software, hardware, and services) and by end-user (manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, and others). The key vendors in the market are Huawei, Datang, ZTE, Putian, Lenovo, Founder, Haier, Tsinghua Tongfang, Foxconn, Tech-Com, and Xiaomi.

Overview of the IOT market in China

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the IOT market in China will grow steadily at a CAGR of almost 19% by 2020. Recognizing the role of IOT in the modernization of the country's industries, the Chinese government has started taking measures to promote the technology for gearing up its industrial growth. The country currently stresses on points such as, fully utilizing the potential of IOT to grow the economy through high technology, instituting a world leading, reliable, and safe information system, and to develop innovative core technologies within the country rather than depending on imports. This strong government support for the adoption of IOT devices will be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of the market in the region.

The growth of IOT in the automotive and industrial markets has increased the demand for semiconductors. China consumes a major share of the semiconductor chips manufactured across the world and is expected to continue to expand its semiconductor leadership and increase its market share during the forecast period. The demand for wearable devices will further increase the demand for semiconductors. This will result in the further expansion of the semiconductor industry, which will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in the market during the forecast period.

Segmentation by product type and analysis of the IOT market in China

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Services

During 2015, the software segment accounted for about 45% of the total market share and dominated the IOT market in China. Clients for the services segment in China includes individual customers, corporations, and also government organizations and enterprises. The increasing adoption of embedded software and big data will fuel the demand for the IOT devices in this market segment.

Segmentation by end-user and analysis of the IOT market in China

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare

This market study estimates that the manufacturing segment will account for about 33% of the total market share by 2020 and dominate IOT market in China throughout the forecast period. Recent regulations invite the requirement to meet new safety standards in industries, and there will be a rapid increase in adoption of IOT devices in the manufacturing sector.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The IOT market in China is characterized by the presence of several multinational and small regional IoT companies providing various products and services, which makes this market appear highly fragmented. The market will witness the entry of many new vendors in the coming years which will further intensify the level of competition.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Huawei
  • Datang
  • ZTE
  • Putian
  • Lenovo
  • Founder
  • Haier
  • Tsinghua Tongfang
  • Foxconn
  • Tech-Com
  • Xiaomi

The other emerging vendors in the market are Broadlink, Gizwits, Ayla Network China, Lifesmart, Yeelink, Landing Technology, Orvibo, MXchip, and Phantom.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the IOT market in China?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the IOT market in China?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the IOT market in China?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the IOT market in China?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of China.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the IOT market in China?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Key insights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Difference between M2M and IoT

PART 05: Market description

  • Components of IoT
  • IoT value chain
  • Applications of IoT

PART 06: Integral part of IoT: Sensors

PART 07: IoT industry in China

  • Growing IoT opportunities in different industries
  • Internet in China
  • Government initiatives to promote IoT in China
  • IoT standards
  • Technical committees
  • Five-year plans and IoT
  • Internet Plus
  • Smart city projects

PART 08: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Global IoT market
  • Global connected device market
  • IoT market in China

PART 09: Market segmentation by product

  • IoT market in China by product
  • PART 10: Market segmentation by end-user
  • IoT market in China by end-user
  • IoT market in China's manufacturing sector
  • IoT market in China's automotive sector
  • IoT market in China's healthcare sector

PART 11: Market drivers

  • Increased adoption of IoT in manufacturing sector
  • Significant growth of RFID market supporting IoT
  • Growing role of Chinese mobile operators in IoT
  • Strong government support for IoT adoption

PART 12: Impact of drivers

PART 13: Market challenges

  • Growing complexity of IoT infrastructure
  • Lack of standardized products
  • Increasing security concerns over IoT solutions

PART 14: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 15: Market trends

  • Development of mobile network infrastructure
  • Expansion of semiconductor industry

PART 16: Five forces analysis

PART 17: Key vendor analysis

  • Competitive scenario
  • Description of vendors
  • Emerging vendors

PART 18: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 19: Explore Technavio


Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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