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Production of cell phones by month in China 2020-2021

In January and February 2021, the production volume of cellphones in China amounted to over 208 million units.

Cell phone industry in China – additional information

According to the statistic shown, almost 1.5 billion cell phones have been produced in China in 2020. China has been one of the leading cell phone manufacturing countries in the world and may continue to develop steadily in the near future. In addition to its established status as a manufacturing country for mobiles, China’s domestic mobile phone market has become one of the largest cell phone markets in the world.

As of 2019, around 90 million units of smartphones were shipped quarterly. However, total smartphone shipments started dropping in the last few years with around 367 million units of smartphones shipped in China in the same year.

The number of cell phone subscribers in China had reached a historical peak of about 1.6 billion in December 2019, displaying a growth momentum of a few million subscribers each month, which was hit hard by coronavirus at the beginning of 2020. Meanwhile, the number of fixed telephone lines had decreased to about 181 million in February 2021, marking a cutback of about eight million subscriptions over the past 12 months. In terms of operating systems, Android and iOS had maintained their tight grip on the market with a mobile phone operating system market share of over 79 and 19 percent in China as of May 2020.

Production of cell phones in China from February 2020 to February 2021

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Release date

April 2021



Survey time period

Febauary 2020 to February 2021

Supplementary notes

*According to the source, figures for January and February have been grouped to minimize the influence of the Chinese New Year on the data. Chinese New Year falls between January 21 and February 21.

Figures have been rounded to provide better presentation.

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