Domestic phone shipment slides 15.6pc

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

China Academy of Information and Communications Technology saw domestic phone shipment declined 15.6 percent year-on-year to 414 million for 2018.

Smartphone shipment declined 15.5 percent year-on-year to 290 million for the whole year, and it decreased 17 percent to 33.52 million in December 2018 when compared with the year before.

Last month, phone shipment amounted to 35.67 million, down 16.3 percent decrease year-on-year. During the month, 4G phone shipments plunged 16.8 percent from last year to 33.63 million, while new type phone shipments slumped 53.3 percent year-on-year.

Shipment of domestic brand phones saw a 14.9 percent decline in 2018, accounting for 89.5 percent of total phone shipments.