On the afternoon of July 11, at the closing ceremony of the 2019 (18th) China Internet Congress, the China Internet Association issued the China Internet Development report (2019). The report shows that by the end of 2018, the number of Internet users in China has reached 829 million, the number of new Internet users in the whole year has reached 56.63 million, and the Internet penetration rate has reached 596 percent, an increase of 3.8 percentage points over the end of 2017, exceeding the global average of 2.6 percentage points.
According to the report, as of the end of 2018, the number of web pages in China was 2,816, and the number of websites was 5.23 million, down 1.9% from the end of 2017.
In 2018, China's mobile phone market shipped 414 million units, down 15.6 percent from a year earlier, an increase of 3.4 percentage points from a year earlier. 764 new models on the market, down 27.5% from the same period last yea
In 2018, China's mobile Internet market reached 11.39 trillion, of which mobile shopping occupied a dominant position, reaching 8.85 trillion yuan. The size of China's online game market is about 287.1 billion yuan (of which, the size of the mobile game market is about 164.7 billion yuan, the overall market size of e-sports is about 94.05 billion yuan, and the size of the PC online game market is about 5.06 billion yuan), up 21.9 percent from the same period last year. The growth rate is slower than in 2017.
In 2018, the scale of domestic investment and financing showed a rapid growth overall. There were 2,685 investment and financing cases, an increase of 107.2% compared with 1,296 in 2017. The total transaction amount disclosed was US$69.7 billion, up from US$48.48 billion in 2017. 43.8%.