Report: shipments of phones in China for the month of March decreased by 6% with the economic slowdown

Official data showed on Wednesday that mobile phone shipments to China decreased by 6% in March compared to the same month of last year, where the impact of slowing economic growth on the sector.

Said the Chinese Academy of ICT CAICT the shipments decreased to 28.4 million units in March 2019 from 30.2 million units in March 2018. This decline is the fourth consecutive month.

Feel the slowdown to the continued pressure on the likes of company of the Apple, which bore a sharp decline in China sales in late 2018, and liabilities of the local smart phones. As the number of new devices launched by the companies manufacturing the phones, according to the CAICT. The total number of mobile phones in the market 52 a month, down 35% from the previous year.

According to the data CAICT, the past year has been the worst for the largest market for mobile phones in the world, with total shipments fell by 15.5%. Continued weakness in shipments for the month of February is estimated at 14.5 million units, the lowest level since February 2013 decreased 19.9% from the previous year.

And industry analysts generally poor performance to a slowdown of economic growth, cycles and soil longer, dip the innovation of features, where the concentration of telecommunications companies on the preparations for the launch touch 5G on its network.

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To counter the slowdown, the Chinese local brands to raise prices in the hope of strengthening profit margins. In 2018, acquired Huawei ,Oppo andVivo on a larger share of the group of phones that their price ranges between $ 500 and $ 800, and the bar was dominated by Apple in the past.

And the American brand, which is currently yielding more than 15% of their revenues from Greater China, particularly from the slowdown. Decreased sales of the product during the period of three months until the end of December 2018 by almost a quarter from the previous year.

Under deceleration, reducing many of the retailers external prices on a range of devices iPhone this year. Reduce the Apple is also the official price for her phones, after China lowered the VAT rate on luxury goods.

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