Chinese smartphone market collapsed again in four months. Difficulty in supply of semiconductor components seems to have also affected weak consumption.
According to the “2021 April China Mobile Phone Market Report” released by the Chinese think tank CAICT on the 12th, smartphone shipments in China fell 34.1% year-on-year to 27,486,000 units in April.
Shipments of smartphones, which account for around 98% of the Chinese mobile phone market, also fell 33.9% in April, with only 26.973,000 units. China’s mobile phone market has been mired in a slump all last year, but has reversed its upward trend since January this year, but plunged again in four months.
Industries believe that semiconductor supply difficulties, which are spreading recently, are becoming a negative factor. Industries around the world are currently suffering from a lack of semiconductors, especially in the smartphone manufacturing sector.
In particular, the sudden drop in Chinese mobile phone sales in April still proves that the Chinese consumer market has not recovered.
Not only smartphone market, Tesla sales also plunged nearly 30% in China last month. This is allegedly due to recent protest by Tesla user. The user claimed that the car’s break got him into a car crash. His open protest in a automotive show got him detained for a few months. But other users sympathized and continued the protest.