Chinese Internet Users Hit 830 Million at End of 2018, E-commerce Users at 610 Million


The latest official data indicates that the vast majority of Chinese internet users are also e-commerce customers.

As of the end of 2018 China was host to approximately 830 million internet users, as compared to just 620,000 in 1997, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics on 13 August.

The number of e-commerce customers in China was 610 million as of the end of 2018, accounting for 73.6% of all internet users.

Mobile internet access traffic consumption was 71.1 billion GB in 2018, for a 56.1 fold increase compared to 2013.