Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / South and East China engines of e-commerce
South and East China engines of e-commerce
20
Jun '16
Rich cities located in southern and eastern China are the roaring engines of growth in e-commerce, representing a high degree of online consumption and large number of online businesses, according to a report by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's research arm AliResearch.

The AliResearch report on China's 2013 e-commerce development analyzed e-commerce data gathered by Alibaba Group from 294 prefecture-level cities in mainland China. Researchers gave each city a score based on factors such as the total number of online shoppers compared to the total city population, or the number of online stores to the total city population. The cities were then ranked, with a higher score indicating a more developed e-commerce industry.

In terms of e-commerce consumption, Shenzhen, a city in Guangdong province, came first with a score of 50.24. Guangzhou and Zhuhai, also located in Guangdong province were ranked second and seventh, respectively. The developed eastern cities of Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou and Nanjing also made the top 10 list for e-commerce consumption. The nation's capital, Beijing, came in fourth with a score of 42.93.

The overall e-commerce scores, which also took into account the number of online stores in a city, didn't see much divergence from the e-commerce consumption scores. Shenzhen came in first with Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai occupying the second to fifth place respectively.

Shenzhen, a bustling city that borders Hong Kong, has over the years become a vital city for the China's e-commerce industry. According to local government statistics, the number of e-commerce transactions in Shenzhen has risen 50 per cent annually since 2009. Last year, 71 per cent of Shenzhen's population shopped online, spending RMB 88.9 billion ($14 billion) in the process. This amount is equivalent to about 20 per cent of the city's total consumer retail sales.

Although e-commerce is maturing in the southern and eastern Chinese cities, there are still plenty of growth opportunities in the country's vast interior. According to the AliResearch report, of the top 25 Chinese cities for e-commerce consumption by population density, six of those cities such as Wuhan, Taiyuan and Chengdu, are in the interior or west of China.

“The online shopping growth rate in middle and western China is much higher than cities in the east,” said Xie Zhoupei, a senior researcher at AliResearch.

In January, Alipay released a report that mirrored this emerging trend. It showed online payment growing fastest in China's less-developed interior regions. “We can observe that e-commerce is now quite penetrated into areas where offline retail is still very underdeveloped,” said Xie. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Aura Blockchain Consortium

Fashion | On 21st Apr 2021

LVMH, Prada and Cartier form world's first global luxury blockchain

Three major luxury names—LVMH, Prada and Cartier, part of...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 21st Apr 2021

India-Bangladesh MoU on cooperation in trade remedial measures

India's Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ...

Pic: Infinited Fiber Company

Textiles | On 21st Apr 2021

Infinited Fiber plans to build €220 mn flagship factory in Finland

Circular fashion and textile technology group Infinited Fiber Company ...

Interviews View All

Footwear Industry, Footwear Retailers

Footwear Industry
Footwear Retailers

Still struggling to mop up higher sales

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Main challenges are breakdown of supply chain and shrinkage of manpower

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Value of 'Made in India' should get more importance

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta,

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta

Launched in October 2020, the Gumti app could not have come at a more...

Akash Sehgal,

Akash Sehgal

Part of retail and hospitality conglomerate Landmark Group in Dubai,...

Sanjay Vakharia,

Sanjay Vakharia

One of the first few Indian denim brands, Spykar, established in 1992, was ...

Jacques Prigneaux, EDANA

Jacques Prigneaux
EDANA

EDANA has been the leading global association and voice of the nonwovens...

Daniel Odermatt, Ventile

Daniel Odermatt
Ventile

Ventile is a registered trademark used to brand a special high-quality...

Madison Maxey, Loomia

Madison Maxey
Loomia

Loomia designs and manufactures soft circuit systems that can be produced...

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves, Sarah & Sandeep

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves
Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah & Sandeep is a luxury menswear label...

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali, Kalaneca

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali
Kalaneca

<div>The journey of Kalaneca (kala-Art, Neca- Nikaah) formally began in...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search