Huawei Shipments To Fell By 24% in 2019 Because of US Ban


Huawei Ban

Recently, Strategy Analytics released its latest research report, called ’Will Huawei Survive Under the US Ban?’ It is expected that without the authorization of Google Mobile Services, Huawei’s smartphone business in overseas markets will face huge risks and uncertainties in 2019 and 2020, especially in the Western European market.

The report pointed out that assuming the ban continues, they expect Huawei’s global smartphone shipments to decline by 24% year-on-year in 2019. By 2020, shipments will continue to decline by 23% year-on-year. The report justifies this estimation by saying the Trump administration’s actions make it difficult for the Chinese tech giant to utilize US hardware and software, especially Google Play. However, this does not have much impact on the Chinese market.

According to the report, in the high-end market segment, Samsung and Apple will benefit from Huawei’s exit in the short term (using the P-series, Mate series and Honor-branded high-end models with the HiSilicon 7nm chipset). In the in overseas markets, Samsung and the top Chinese manufacturers (Xiaomi, OPPO, and VIVO) will benefit from Huawei’s difficulties as its handsets will lack Google services, and the software substitutes will need time to stabilize in performance.

Before Huawei was added to the US Commerce Department’s Entity List, the company shipped 59.1 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2019, up by 59.1% year-on-year. This simply meant Huawei held 17.9% in global market share, overtaking Apple and trailing behind only Samsung. Generally, in 2018, Huawei shipped 205.8 million smartphones globally, following Samsung and Apple. This was a clear indicator that it is gaining momentum and may outrun the two leaders.

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Shui Qian, an analyst with Strategy Analytics, said they believe Huawei will rise despite mounting headwinds. She added that the US ban will force Huawei to speed up research and development to shake off its reliance on US suppliers. Honestly, we think so as well.

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8 Comments

  1. Tho mas
    May 23, 2019

    if US companies like google have to bend to china’s gov’t they why can’t huawei bend to other gov’ts

    • Ahmed Salami
      May 24, 2019

      ok tell me what has hauwei done wrong?

    • delorane delorane
      May 25, 2019

      being owned by the People Communist Party (althought they deny that). Will your country allow cisco router if they are owned by United States Government? hm.. probably not.

    • delorane delorane
      May 25, 2019

      They will be the spearhead of technology innovation of the Made in China 2025. what do you expect? Sweatshop 2025? that is why its very dangerous.

    • Ahmed Salami
      May 25, 2019

      this is not a constructive criticism ,Is USA knowing that now? ,USA has been doing business with hauwei b4 this, y sudden rise of hauwei in connectivity equipment like advanced in 5g ,eg the baloong 5g modem surpasses that of qualcomm in both speed and reversed supporting of 4g, 3g,2g ,their sudden rise in photography in partnership with leica , Solid phone production that boost hauwei to no2 phone vendor which threat apple. America sees it can catch up in hauwei 5g speed , both intel , CISCO and co are all living in past glory when u compare achievement with hauwei in latest development in connectivity tech 5g, so USA had to do wat they do best, playing cunning and Na me get am, sanction hauwei ,to kill him literally, Is Cisco intel secure eg NSA edward Snowden, bye pal, the nation shud wake up and cut dependency on USA, The bluff is just much

    • Tho mas
      August 22, 2019

      what did google do what was wrong?

  2. Guest
    May 24, 2019

    I only interested to purchase Huawei smartphones if they allow to unlock the bootloader

  3. Andre John Cruz
    May 24, 2019

    Huawei will have no choice other than to settle with the US. Their air is getting squeezed out of them.