TECH China's software sector maintains robust growth in revenue, profit


China's software sector maintains robust growth in revenue, profit


12:47, June 27, 2021

Visitors check their phones behind the screen advertising facial recognition software during Global Mobile Internet Conference at the National Convention in Beijing, on April 27, 2018. (Photo: Agencies)

BEIJING - China's software and information technology (IT) sector maintained its growth momentum in the first five months of the year, official data shows.

The sector's combined software revenue rose 22.6 percent year-on-year to 3.39 trillion yuan ($523.6 billion) in the January-May period. The growth rate fell 2.4 percentage points from its level in the first four months, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

During the same period, companies in the sector raked in 383.6 billion yuan in total profits, up 18.3 percent year-on-year, MIIT data shows.

Software exports climbed 10.1 percent year-on-year to $19.1 billion in the first five months, generally returning to the 2019 level.

Revenue from industrial software products, a vital driving force supporting China's manufacturing upgrade, surged 23.2 percent year-on-year during the period, up 0.9 percentage points from the level in the first four months.

Information technology services continued their steady expansion, with January-May revenue from e-commerce platform technology services and integrated circuit design rising 25.8 percent and 21.6 percent, respectively.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue