China’s mobile phone shipments surge in May
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As of May, China’s mobile phone shipments grew 25.2 percent year-on-year to 26.037 million, according to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). According to CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, smartphones supporting 5G services accounted for a lion’s share of May’s shipments with 20.17 million units, an increase of 13.7% over last year. The data show that total cellphone shipments decreased 0.7 percent to 108 million units in the first five months of 2018. In May, China’s mobile phone market was dominated by domestic brands, with 22.43 million units shipped, or 86.2% of the market.