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According to the iResearch Report, China has the largest internet and mobile internet user base in the world, with approximately 765 million internet users, including 752 million mobile internet users, as of December 31, 2017. China’s internet and mobile internet user base is expected to reach 880 million and 870 million, respectively, as of December 31, 2022, according to the same report. Internet will continue to reshape many aspects of people’s lives in China, including entertainment.

The entertainment industry in China is still at an early stage of development, compared with that of developed economies. The ratio of culture and entertainment industry GDP to total GDP was 4.1% in China in 2016, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, compared with 6.5% in the United States, according to the iResearch Report. As China’s per capita GDP continues to grow, the culture and entertainment industry in China, propelled by rapidly improving internet infrastructure and increasing consumer demand for entertainment, is poised for sustainable and strong growth in China.

According to the iResearch Report, the market size of China’s entertainment industry is expected to reach approximately RMB2,768.6 billion by 2022, representing a CAGR of 17.3% since 2016. China’s entertainment industry is comprised of online and offline entertainment. Online entertainment industry in China consists of internet video, live broadcasting, short-form video, online literature, digital music and recreational internet anime and comic markets.

Online Entertainment Industry in China

Consistent with the global trend, people in China have been increasingly transitioning from enjoying traditional offline entertainment to online entertainment. In China, average daily time spent per user on TV has decreased from 169 minutes in 2012 to 152 minutes in 2016, while average daily time spent per mobile device on mobile internet video across all platforms has increased from 13 minutes in 2012 to 95 minutes in 2016, representing a CAGR of 63.6%, according to the iResearch Report. Furthermore, according to the same report, in 2016, daily time spent on internet video per device in China has surpassed that in the United States.

The following chart demonstrates the historical and projected market size of China online entertainment industry from 2012 to 2022.


China online entertainment industry market size




Source: the iResearch Report