The sale of software and information technology products in
China is forecast to reach some US$25.3 billion this year, an
increase of 30 percent compared to 2003, the Ministry of
Information Industry has said.
Statistics from the ministry showed that the sales hit some
US$19.3 billion (160 billion yuan) in 2003, up 45 percent year on
year, making an annual increase of 36 percent from 2000 to
The research and development of software and system integration
has made rapid development in the past years. China now boasts
8,582 software enterprises, with 18,000 kinds of products and has
also set up six software bases including in Beijing
China's software export rose to US$1.8 billionin 2003, which was
4.5 times that of 2000.
(China Daily January 25, 2004)