IoT Market in China to Surpass $300 Billion in 2025

Beijing — China’s Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to surpass $300 billion in 2025, according to an industry report.

A report released by research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) on Sunday predicted that the figure will account for about 26.1 percent of the total global IoT market volume.

“In the next five years, China’s spending on software, hardware and service will maintain steady growth, with the hardware spending taking the lion’s share during the period,” according to the report.

Internet of vehicles, smart metering, intelligent home and wearable terminal will see a rapid increase thanks to the construction of infrastructure including 5G, said the report, adding that the global spending on IoT will reach $754.28 billion this year, while in 2025 it will top $1.2 trillion with a compound annual growth rate of 11.4 percent between 2021 and 2025.