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Monday, September 09, 2019, 10:02
Global cybersecurity: China to lead market growth in next 5 yrs
By Xinhua
Monday, September 09, 2019, 10:02 By Xinhua

In this undated photo, a cybersecurity management platform for the industrial internet is introduced during an industry expo in Beijing. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING — China will continue to lead the growth of the global cybersecurity market in the coming five years, with the market size to surge to US$17.9 billion in 2023, according to a new report.

The compound annual growth rate for China's cybersecurity spending from 2019 to 2023 will be 25.1 percent, compared with the global average of 9.44 percent, according to a new report

The compound annual growth rate for China's cybersecurity spending from 2019 to 2023 will be 25.1 percent, compared with the global average of 9.44 percent, according to the report by global market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

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China's cybersecurity spending in 2019 will reach US$7.35 billion, of which hardware will claim a lion's share of 62.8 percent. Software and service will account for 16.7 percent and 20.5 percent of the total, respectively.

Government, communications and financial sectors will see the most cybersecurity spending, as they will account for roughly 60 percent of the sum.

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China is already the world's second in terms of cybersecurity spending, but still lags behind the global average in terms of the proportion of such spending to the country's total information technology spending, according to the study.

According to IDC's estimates, global cybersecurity spending will surpass US$150 billion in 2023. 


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