Digital Ad Spending in China

Timeframe20222023202420252026
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Source: eMarketer

Note: All years converted to US dollars using average 2021 exchange rates; includes advertising that appears on desktop and laptop computers as well as mobile phones, tablets and other internet-connected devices on all formats mentioned; includes classifieds, display (banners/static display, rich media, sponsorships and video, including advertising that appears before, during or after digital video content in a video player), search (paid listings, contextual text links and paid inclusion) and email; excludes Hong Kong

Methodology: Estimates are based on the analysis of various elements related to the ad spending market, including macro-level economic conditions; historical trends of the advertising market; historical trends of each medium in relation to other media; reported revenues from major ad publishers; estimates from other research firms; data from benchmark sources; consumer media consumption trends; consumer device usage trends; and eMarketer interviews with executives at ad agencies, brands, media publishers and other industry leaders.

Comparative Estimates from Additional Sources:

Digital ad spending, China, billions

Sources2020202120222023202420252026
eMarketer,October 2022
iResearch Consulting Group,August 2019
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),June 2018
China Advertising Association,August 2019
Zenith,December 2019
International Data Corporation (IDC),December 2019

Digital ad spending growth, China

Sources2020202120222023202420252026
eMarketer,October 2022
iResearch Consulting Group,August 2019
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),June 2018
China Advertising Association,August 2019
Zenith,December 2019
Dentsu Aegis Network,March 2020

Digital ad spending (% of total media ad spending), China

Sources2020202120222023202420252026
eMarketer,October 2022
Zenith,December 2019
Dentsu Aegis Network,March 2020
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