China Market Intelligence

May 3rd, 2017
By Patrick Lozada

Providing a small amount of stability in a year of significant changes for cross-border ecommerce, the Chinese government recently halted a move to increase regulation — and costs — of foreign goods purchased online by consumers in China. Observers believe the measure is a temporary stopgap as officials work to establish additional procedures for scrutinizing yet unspecified types of imports.

September 2nd, 2015
Owen Haacke

China’s e-commerce market is expected to be larger than the combined e-commerce markets of the United States, Britain, Japan, Germany, and France by the year 2020. As consumers embrace online shopping as the primary way to purchase everything from luxury cosmetics to groceries and children’s toys, Chinese companies are rushing to sell through their own websites, T-Mall, and assorted e-commerce channels. For US companies, the online sales market in China presents a number of...

March 18th, 2015
Nick Marro

There are new signs that China’s push for a consumption-based economy may be paying off. In 2014, the national retail market stood at 26.2 trillion RMB ($4.18 trillion), representing an increase of 12 percent year-on-year. Online transactions accounted for almost half of this boom, with reports from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) indicating that e-commerce grew by 21.3 percent to 13 trillion RMB ($2.09 trillion) over the last year, buoyed by the expansion of internet access,...