ePublishing - China

  • China
  • The ePublishing market in China is projected to reach a revenue of US$4.57bn in 2024.
  • It is expected to experience an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2027) of 4.33%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$5.19bn by 2027.
  • The largest market segment within ePublishing market is eBooks, with a market volume of US$1.96bn in 2024.
  • In terms of readers, the ePublishing market in China is expected to have approximately 493.5m users by 2027.
  • The user penetration in this market is projected to be at 32.1% in 2024.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to be around US$9.72.
  • In comparison to other countries, in the United States is forecasted to generate the most revenue, amounting to US$21,770.00m in 2024.
  • China's ePublishing market is thriving, with a growing number of digital readers embracing online platforms for accessing and consuming digital content.

Key regions: Japan, United States, India, Germany, United Kingdom

 
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Analyst Opinion

Although the ePublishing market has seen many attempts to establish popular business models (e.g., subscription-based services), the market still hasn’t succeeded in reaching a significant shift of user numbers towards subscriptions. Services offering unlimited access like Readly are lacking comprehensive portfolios of wide-reaching and popular publications such as big newspapers or magazines as those prefer to sell their electronic versions on their own. In this context, Apple could be a glimmer of hope to have the lasting traction to combine meaningful content from major publishers into one single service.

Methodology

Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on the ePublishing market. ePublishing is defined as paid editorial/written content distributed over the internet, including eBooks (fiction, non-fiction, and academic publications), digital editions (replicas) of consumer and trade/business magazines (eMagazines), as well as daily or weekly newspapers (ePapers). All monetary figures refer to consumer spending on digital goods or subscriptions in the respective market. This spending factors in discounts, margins, and taxes.

Modeling approach / market size:

The market size is determined through a bottom-up approach. We use annual financial reports of the market-leading companies and industry associations, third-party studies and reports, survey results from our primary research (e.g., the Statista Global Consumer Survey), as well as performance factors (e.g., user penetration, price per product, usage) to analyze the markets. To estimate the market size for each country individually, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific industry associations, such as various macroeconomic indicators, historical developments, current trends, and reported performance indicators of key market players. In particular, we consider average prices and annual purchase frequencies.

Forecasts:

We apply a variety of forecasting techniques, depending on the behavior of the relevant market. For instance, the S-curve function and exponential trend smoothing are well suited for forecasting digital products and services due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption. The main drivers are GDP per capita, consumer spending per capita, and 4G coverage.

Additional notes:

The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is considered at a country-specific level. The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice a year. In some cases, the data is updated on an ad hoc basis (e.g., when new, relevant data has been released or significant changes within the market have an impact on the projected development). GCS data is reweighted for representativeness.

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