The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) announced that the total production output of mobile phone units decreased by 15.6% to a value of 414 million units. The output values also decreased over the course of last year, with the exclusion of May and October. In December 2018, there was a drop of 16.3%, rendering a value of only 355.7 million units.    

Domestic mobile phone output declined by 14.9% to 371 million units per year, accounting for nearly 90% of the total output, despite the launch of 695 new phone models. The output of smartphone units was reduced by 15.5% by year, yielding 390 million units, accounting for 94.1% of mobile phone output within the same reported period.