In 2002, Chinese brands had successfully captured about 30% of the market and the YTD statistics for 2003 is approximately 50%. Chinese brands are becoming the mainstream products in mobile phone market and the "Ten Outstanding Brand Name" result should further strengthen the competitive edge of the Chinese brands.
Reforms are spread to attract more investment while favorable policies are made to support patent mobile communication products and technologies, and special program fund for this sector accumulates to several billion yuan. Through nearly 5 years' efforts, China has set up a mobile communication system. Motorola has the largest share of Chinese mobile phones markets. Mobile phone sales in China are expected to reach 95 million units this year, an increase 9% year-on-year. In 2003, as the world economy starts to recover, expected to grow by 2.6%.
Chinese mobile phone manufacturers will work even harder to participate in the international market to expand exports. This year, exports of mobile phones in China are predicted to rise to over 50 million sets. And 120 million mobile phones are expected to be produced in 2003.
The mobile phone market in China, long thought to be potentially vast, has surpassed Japan as the largest in Asia. Dataquest says that the Chinese market continues to grow rapidly, but notes the way mobile phones are used varies widely from country to country.