Application Development Software - China

  • China
  • Revenue in the Application Development Software market is projected to reach US$10.48bn in 2024.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 13.55%, resulting in a market volume of US$17.42bn by 2028.
  • In global comparison, most revenue will be generated in the United States (US$91,020.00m in 2024).

Key regions: Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, China, United States

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Analyst Opinion

The Application Development Software market in China has been experiencing significant growth in recent years.

Customer preferences:
Chinese customers are increasingly demanding more sophisticated and user-friendly software applications. This has led to a surge in demand for application development software that can help developers create high-quality, intuitive applications. Additionally, the rise of mobile devices has created a need for software that can be easily adapted to different platforms and devices.

Trends in the market:
One of the major trends in the Application Development Software market in China is the increasing popularity of cloud-based software. This trend is driven by the need for greater flexibility and scalability in application development. Cloud-based software allows developers to access the tools and resources they need from anywhere, at any time, without having to worry about hardware constraints.Another trend in the market is the growing importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in application development. These technologies are being used to automate many of the tasks involved in software development, such as testing and debugging. This not only speeds up the development process but also improves the quality of the final product.

Local special circumstances:
China has a large and rapidly growing tech industry, which has helped to fuel the growth of the Application Development Software market. Additionally, the Chinese government has been actively promoting the development of the tech industry through policies and initiatives aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
China's rapidly growing economy and large population have created a huge demand for software applications of all kinds. This has created a fertile market for application development software, as developers work to meet the needs of Chinese consumers and businesses. Additionally, China's increasing global influence has made it an attractive market for international software companies looking to expand their reach.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2B, B2G, and B2C enterprises. Figures are based on the allocation to the country where the money was spent at manufacturer price level (excluding VAT).

Modeling approach / Market size:

The segment size is determined through a top-down approach. We use financial statements such as annual reports, quarterly earnings, and expert opinions to analyze the markets. To estimate the segment size for each country individually, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific industry associations such as GDP, level of digitization, GDP sector composition, and observed level of software piracy.


We use a variety of forecasting techniques, for instance, advanced statistical methods, depending on the behavior of the relevant segment. The main drivers are the GDP and the level of digitization.

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.


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