People who used WeChat hongbao during Spring festival in China 2018-2019

This statistic shows the number of people who received or sent hongbao (red envelopes) via WeChat in China during the Spring festival of 2018 and 2019. In Spring festival of 2019, around 823 million people sent or received WeChat hongbao in China.

Number of people who sent or received hongbao via WeChat during Spring festival in China in 2018 and 2019 (in millions)*

Number of people in millions
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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

Spring festival 2018 and 2019

Supplementary notes

*Hongbao is a red envelope containing gifts, mostly money, given during holidays and special occasions.

Data collection period is from the Chinese New Year (Spring festival) eve to the fifth day of the new year, which differs every year according to the lunar calendar.

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