China’s e-commerce market continues to see high double-digit growth year on year. The Double 11 event on 11 November 2017 – also known as Singles’ Day, when single people in China celebrate, and which has become a popular shopping holiday – was a clear example of how China’s consumption-led economy is evolving digitally. Online marketplace Alibaba saw sales growth of 39% in comparison with the event in 2016, suggesting that Chinese consumers are confident in their spending and that consumption will continue to rise.
China’s Consumer Confidence Index reached 110 points in the first quarter of 2017, the highest score since 2015. The current figure suggests that along with the stable growth of individual income, Chinese consumer confidence continues to rise.
China, with its huge population and increasing affluence, is a very lucrative market for companies and brands in the Pacific. The Demand Institute, projects that consumers in China will spend $56 trillion over the next decade, with a largely young, affluent, connected consumer base with disposable incomes leading the charge.
Understanding customers, their needs and their path to purchase is essential from a brand and retail engagement perspective in the luxury segment. In a tighter retail environment, these considerations become even more critical.
Already brimming with its own dense population, Hong Kong is also a rich travel destination for many people from around the world. But despite its global appeal, almost 80% of the territory’s visitors come from mainland China—and those travelers are significant contributors to Hong Kong’s economy.
56% of Chinese say they buy premium products in order to feel successful or show their success to others. 48% of consumers say they’re willing to pay a premium for electronics, followed by clothing (38%) and cosmetics (38%)
Multinationals should not turn their backs on emerging market consumers. Some rebalancing toward developed markets makes sense in the near term as their relative strength improves, but it must not come entirely at the expense of investment in emerging markets.
The Demand Institute projects that consumers in China will spend $56 trillion over the next decade. But China is a sprawling region and spending patterns will vary greatly. So which consumers should companies focus on?
Capturing a part of the $56 trillion in consumer spending that The Demand Institute projects will take place in China over the next decade will depend on deep insight into the country’s highly varied urban landscape.
For multinationals and other companies looking for opportunity in China, look no further than to connected spenders, a young, affluent and connected group eager to engage with brands and their conversations.
In 1990, 57% of Southeast Asia was in poverty and access to daily necessities one could afford was not to be taken for granted. Today, so much has changed that a new niche at the high end of the affordability spectrum has emerged to fan the aspirations of consumers – premiumization.
The growth of China's e-commerce sales has outpaced that of the U.S.—growing at a rate of 52% year-over-year in 2014 versus 17% for the U.S. With rapid growth increasing the competitors in this space, however, how can retailers win?
The slowing pace of China’s investment- and export-led growth underscores an opportunity for the country’s 1.4 billion consumers to play a bigger role in the economy going forward. Louise Keely, President, The Demand Institute offers insight into recent research on the topic and the four roles businesses can play as China transitions to consumer-led growth.
In China, more than 46% of consumers are actively making purchases via the web, well above the global average of 25%. But China isn’t just the largest market for e-commerce. It’s also one of the most evolved, and so are its consumers.
The slowing pace of Chinese economic growth underscores the country’s need to transition from an investment- and export-led growth model to one powered by consumption. But how long will that transition take? The answer is crucial to companies looking to ride what will eventually be the next extraordinary surge in consumer spending in China.
At Nielsen’s annual Consumer 360 Conference, Nielsen CEO Mitch Barns and Daniel Zhang, CEO of China-based Alibaba, sat down to discuss how global companies are leveraging digital and big data for commercial gains amid growing fragmentation, technological developments and evolving consumer demand.
Despite research showing that two thirds of all new products fail, Nielsen delivers a roadmap for innovative products to stand out from the crowd and succeed in the highly-competitive Greater China market.
Chinese consumer confidence measured at 111 points in the second quarter of 2014. This marks the third consecutive quarter for this level of consumer confidence, according to latest findings from Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index Report.
A new report from Nielsen in partnership with the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), identifies four key innovative strategies to help automobile companies better meet the evolving needs of today’s changing Chinese consumers:
The mass-growth era, which featured year after year of double-digit GDP growth, is no longer a key theme of Chinese economic growth, Instead, what we see now is a more stable and healthy growth as an outcome of government adjustment.
As China’s investment-driven economy continues to transform into one driven by personal consumption, the country could see a boost in household consumption from today’s 35 percent of GDP to between 45 and 50 percent by 2020.
Mobile matters. Already a powerful presence, it continues to grow. But it is a new medium, and many of the measures brand marketers have come to rely on to guide their investments in other media are not present or not mature in mobile. Marketers must, however, resist the temptation to measure what is easy to measure, and stick with their core principles: focus on measurement they can compare across media and tie to performance, seek agency and media partners with similar philosophies, and rely on proven metrics for determining results.