by Xinhua News Agency
Profile of China’s software industry in Jan.-Sept.
China’s software industry’s revenue increased 30.3 percent year on year to 968.2 billion yuan in the first nine months of 2010, up 10 percentage points than that of last year.
The industry’s revenue was 257.3 billion yuan, 347.5 billion yuan and 363.4 billion yuan in the first quarter, second quarter and third quarter of this year, respectively, an increase of 25.7 percent, 31.8 percent and 32.3 percent year on year.
The industry accomplished the highest business revenue of this year in September to 139.6 billion yuan, an increase of 33.7 percent year on year, or 6.4 percentage points than that of August.
Chart 1 shows revenue growth of China’s software industry in the first nine months of 2010:
– Development of sub-sectors
Revenue from value-added information technology (IT) services posted outstanding progress in the first nine months of 2010, and revenue from software design and development showed a robust rebound.
Table 1: Business revenue of different IT services in Jan-Sept 2010 Service category Revenue (billion yuan) Growth year on year (percent) Software products 324.6 25.1 System integrated & supporting service 211.9 27 Embedded system software 164.2 24.1 Value-added IT services 125.6 40.6 IT consulting & management services 89.8 39.6 Software design & development 52.1 69.4
The following Chart 2 shows the revenue constitution of China’s software industry in January-September.
– Development in different regions
In the first nine months of this year, software business revenue growth in eastern China rebounded rapidly, while that in western China climbed slowly.
Table 2: Software business revenues in different regions in Jan.-Sept. Region Revenue (billion yuan) Share in the industry’s total (%) Year on year growth in (%) 2010 2009 Eastern China 841.8 87 % 31.1 19.2 Western China 73.9 – 26.1 30.7 Central china 52.5 – 24.1 21.7
Chart 3 shows software revenue growth in different regions in the first nine months of 2010.
– Exports of software and outsourcing of services
China’s software export value grew at a slow pace in the first nine months of this year, and the outsourcing service export value showed steady development.
Table 3: China’s exports of software and software outsourcing services in Jan.-Sept. Category Export value (Billion USD) Growth year on year (%) in 2010 Growth year on year (%) in 2009 Software 16.5 23.8 39.4 Outsourcing service 2.05 32.7 –
Chart 4 shows the export growth of the software industry in the first nine months of 2010.
Moreover, 15 sub-provincial central cities accomplished software business revenues of nearly 525.1 billion yuan in the first nine months of 2010, rising 32.8 percent year on year, accounting for 54 percent of the national total. Revenues from the software industry in five cities, including Ningbo, Qingdao, Nanjing, Guangzhou, and Harbin posted year-on-year growth of over 35 percent.