China Mobile App Statistics 2024
Last update: 24 Feb 2024 CET
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China Mobile App Market Statistics 2024 for Android

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With a population approaching 1.4 billion people, China is the world’s largest and most lucrative mobile app market. Even more impressive is the fact that nearly 500 million people across the country that Napoleon Bonaparte referred to as the “Sleeping Giant” actively use third-party app stores, with the Android store being by far the most popular. While tech titans like Huawei, Xiaomi, and Alibaba lead the way, other developers, like 360 Mobile Security Limited and PinGuo Inc., have garnered world-wide popularity.

In this article, we provide a number of detailed app statistics and insights from the Chinese Android app market. We cover a number of topics, including how many Chinese app publishers are active on Google Play StoreGoogle Play, how many apps they have released, and how Chinese apps have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, meaning only app publishers with valid Chinese addresses listed on Google Play have been considered.

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App Market Overview: Chinese Mobile Apps on Google Play

Discover how prevalent Chinese mobile Apps and App publishers are on Google Play StoreGoogle Play. For an overview of the latest stats and insights, visit the pages below!

App Ratings: Chinese Mobile Apps

Chinese mobile Apps average 3.53
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out of 5 stars.
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Apps Versus Games: China

57% of apps released by Chinese publishers are apps and 43% are games.
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How Do Chinese Mobile App Developers Monetize their Apps?

Chinese mobile App publishers Coin icon monetize their apps in the following ways:

  • 7% of Apps must be purchased.
  • 38% leverage mobile advertising.
  • 23% have in-app purchases.

Globally, however, mobile App publishers Coin icon monetize their apps like so:

  • 3% of Apps must be purchased.
  • 31% leverage mobile advertising.
  • 5% have in-app purchases.
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How Many Chinese Mobile Apps Are Available on Both iOS and Android?

29% of Chinese mobile App publishers have released Apps on both Google PlayGoogle Play and the iTunesApple App Store.
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The Most Popular SDKs and Android App Permissions

Explore the most common SDKs and permissions used by Chinese Android Apps. Uncover the top trending tools and access requirements within the industry.

Top Chinese Mobile App Developers Based on Downloads

Discover the Top icon top 10 Chinese mobile App publishers, based on total global downloads.
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Most Popular Mobile Apps: China

We’ve ranked the Trophy icon top Chinese mobile Apps from the most popular Google PlayGoogle Play categories, including Social, News, Travel, Shopping, Lifestyle, and Business. We also looked at Trophy icon the most popular and top grossing Chinese mobile Apps overall.

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