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Smartphone shipments in China in August fall 9.9% yr/yr -CAICT

China Oct smartphone shipments up 30.6% y/y, likely driven by iPhone
China Oct smartphone shipments up 30.6% y/y, likely driven by iPhone   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">SHANGHAI</span> – Shipments of smartphones within China fell 9.9% year on year to 23.1 million handsets in August, the China Academy of Information and Communications (<span class="caps">CAICT</span>) reported on Wednesday.</p> <p>The figures follow a large fall in July and a broader slump in the first half of the year.</p> <p>Shipment numbers were down from 25.6 million in August 2020 and 27.8 million in July 2021, according to the <span class="caps">CAICT</span>, a state-backed think tank.</p> <p>Handset brands are currently experiencing production issues due to a global computer chip shortage.</p> <p>A combination of factors including demand miscalculation, unexpected factory shutdowns and U.S.-China tensions have prompted a number of automobile companies to report chip sourcing issues.</p> <p>That shortage has since spread to many types of chips and all kinds of hardware, including smartphones. </p> <p>Delayed upgrades from consumers are also causing sales to slow.</p> <p/> </div>