Beijing: China will soon surpass Japan to become the biggest consumer of IT products and services in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
China`s expenditure on IT is gradually approaching that of Japan, and will hit $173 billion in 2013, about four percent higher than Japan, the China Daily reported.
In the IDC report published May 17, the group attributes China`s growth in IT consumption to increasing consumer need and government support for the sector.
Wu Lianfeng, assistant vice-president of IDC China, said that driven by the popularity of latest mobile phones and tablet computers, China`s personal consumption of IT products in 2012 will increase by nearly 30 percent year-on-year.
The growing need for terminals will also inspire enterprises to develop more advanced IT, he said.
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