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China Information Consumption Trend and Composite Index Report 2018  


【Published by】 China Academy of Information and Communications Technology
【Compiled by】 China Academy of Information and Communications Technology
【Published in】 January 2018

Abstract
Currently, the Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and the Chinese economy have both entered into a new era, where the economy has changed to high-quality development from high-speed growth, and the fundamental role of consumption to economy should be further enhanced. As a new consumption field, information consumption is one of the economic fields with the most dynamic innovation, fastest growth and widest coverage, and is expected to reach a scale of RMB4.5 trillion in 2017. It is of great significance to boosting national economy, deepening supply-side structural reform and facilitating the shift between the old and new driving forces.

Contents

Table of Contents

  I. Definition and Functions of Information Consumption............................................. 1

  II. Information Consumption Entering into a New Stage......................................... 1

  (i) Consumption penetration from low to high, narrow to wide................................ 2

  (ii) Consumption objects from traditional information products to new networking hardware.................. 4

  (iii) Online and offline consumption from separation to integration.................... 6

  (iv) Consumption scenes from fragmentation to all coverage................................ 8

  (v) Consumption ideas from monopoly to share, from free to pay....................... 10

  III. Evaluation of Information Consumption Development.............................................. 12

  (i) Construction of information consumption development index................................. 12

  (ii) National information consumption development..................................... 13

  (iii) Regional information consumption development..................................... 15

  IV. Information Consumption Outlook.............................................. 20

  (i) Further policy implementation creates new environment................................... 21

  (ii) Consumption structure upgrade stimulates new demands................................... 23

  (iii) Information consumption creates new growth space................................... 24

  (iv) Integration and innovation build a new consumption eco................................... 25

    Annex: Measurement of Information Consumption Development Index.................................... 28