Home / ICT / RFID in China 2015-2025

RFID in China 2015-2025

Published: Mar 2015 | No Of Pages: 207 | Published By: IDTechEx
The usage of radio frequency identification (RFID) is moving to East Asia. Will manufactures of RFID hardware and software as well as integrators also follow suit?
China already has 85% of the world's manufacturing capacity and is a major exporter of tags. In addition, the second generation National Identification Card project in China is the largest RFID order by value and China is delivering it by using Chinese-only resources almost exclusively. China is the heavyweight country in the RFID business.
This report provides quantitative data and analysis of RFID technology, market and players in China. Our analysis is based on face-to-face and telephone interviews with RFID companies and solution providers in various RFID markets, giving detailed information and an unprecedented level of insight into China's RFID industry.
IDTechEx finds that the total RFID market in China was US$1.7 billion in 2014, covering chips, tags (including cards, fobs, labels and all other form factors), readers, software/services and system integration. Our forecasts exclude other Internet of Things technologies such as sensor networks or wireless telecommunications. It also excludes the non-RFID business of RFID companies. This figure is expected to rise to US$4.3 billion by 2025. The value of RFID tags is $430 million in 2014, taking about 25% of the total RFID market. IDTechEx expects that to reach $952 million in 2025.
Like many other countries, RFID industry in China is mainly led and supported by the government. Government policies play an important role in the RFID industrial development. This report gives a detailed analysis of the current market status, value chain and how both the government and market-oriented players will influence the business. The analysis is done based on application sectors, value chain position, frequency band (LF, HF, UHF and MWF) and different regions in China.
Ten year forecasts are provided for RFID in the following sectors: 
  • Airlines and Airports Books, Libraries, 
  • Archiving Financial, 
  • Security and Safety Passport Food Safety, 
  • Animal & Agriculture and Anti-Counterfeiting Healthcare and Medical Land, 
  • Sea Logistics, 
  • Postal Leisure, 
  • Sports and Travel Manufacturing, 
  • Industry and Management Military Retail, 
  • Consumer Goods Transportation and Automotive Others
1.1. Global RFID Market 
1.2. RFID Market in China 
1.2.1. Huge Tag/Card Manufacturing Capability 
1.2.2. Government-led vs. Market-oriented 
1.2.3. Fierce Competition in the Low-end Market 
1.2.4. Shifts of RFID Value Chain and Focuses 
1.2.5. HF RFID dominates due to Technology Maturity 
1.2.6. UHF & MWF RFID Technologies Fall behind 
1.2.7. Industrial Initiatives 
1.3. Market Analysis by Value Chain 
1.4. Market Analysis by Application 
1.5. Market Analysis by Frequency 
1.6. Market Analysis by Regions 
2.1. RFID Classification 
2.1.1. By Power Source 
2.1.2. By Written Possibility 
2.1.3. By Frequency 
2.2. RFID by Application 
2.3. Global RFID Industry 
3.1. Timeline 
3.2. Current RFID Market Status in China 
3.2.1. Huge Tag/Card Manufacturing Capability 
3.2.2. Government-led vs. Market-oriented 
3.2.3. Fierce Competition in the Low-end Market 
3.2.4. Shifts of RFID Value Chain and Focuses 
3.2.5. HF RFID dominates due to Technology Maturity 
3.2.6. UHF & MWF RFID Technologies Fall behind 
3.2.7. Industrial Initiatives 
3.3. Market Development Tendency 
3.3.1. Government Focus and Support in the Near Future 
3.3.2. Government-leading Demonstration Application 
3.3.3. Where to go? 
3.4. Market Size Reported by CATR 
3.5. Market Analysis by Regions 
3.5.1. Region Overview 
3.5.2. Bohai Bay Economic Rim (BBER) 
3.5.3. Yangtze River Delta Region (YRD) 
3.5.4. Pearl River Delta Region (PRD) 
3.5.5. Central and West China 
3.5.6. Hong Kong 
3.6. RFID Regulations 
3.6.1. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 
3.6.2. EPCglobal 
3.6.3. Regulations in China 
3.7. Challenges & Barriers in China 
4.1. Overview 
4.2. Chip Design/Manufacture 
4.3. Antenna Design/Manufacture 
4.4. Tag/Card Assembly 
4.4.1. Equipment 
4.5. Interrogator 
4.6. Middleware/Software 
4.7. System Integration 
5.1. Airlines and Airports 
5.2. Books, Libraries, Archiving 
5.2.1. Jimei University Library, Xiamen 
5.3. Financial, Security and Safety 
5.3.1. Financial Cards 
5.3.2. Student Cards 
5.3.3. National ID and Passport 
5.3.4. Secure Access 
5.3.5. Event Cards 
5.3.6. Tracking Coal Miners and Prisoners 
5.3.7. Dangerous Item Management 
5.4. Food Safety, Animal & Agriculture and Anti-counterfeiting 
5.4.1. Animals and Agriculture 
5.4.2. Anti-counterfeiting 
5.5. Healthcare and Medical 
5.5.1. Blood Bag Tracking 
5.5.2. Baby Tracking 
5.5.3. Medical Asset Tracking 
5.5.4. Medical Waste Management 
5.6. Land, Sea Logistics, Postal 
5.6.1. Postal 
5.6.2. Warehouse Management 
5.6.3. Container Tracking 
5.7. Leisure, Sports and Travelling 
5.8. Manufacturing, Industry and Management 
5.8.1. Apparel 
5.8.2. Appliances 
5.8.3. Automotive 
5.8.4. Steel, Mining, Construction 
5.8.5. Computer and Electronic Products 
5.9. Military 
5.10. Retail, Consumer goods 
5.10.1. Apparel 
5.10.2. Supply Chain Management 
5.10.3. Customer Service 
5.11. Transportation and Automotive 
5.11.1. Transit Cards 
5.11.2. ETC 
5.11.3. Rail Tickets 
5.11.4. Train Tracking 
5.11.5. Vehicle Identification and Tracking 
7.1. AISINO Co.,Ltd. 
7.1.1. Golden Card Branch  
7.2. Beijing Telezone Technology Co.,Ltd. 
7.3. Beiyang Electric Group Corporation 
7.4. China Electronics Corporation (CEC) 
7.4.1. CEC Huada Electronic Design Co.,Ltd. 
7.4.2. Guangdong Huada Integration Technology Co.,Ltd. 
7.5. China Tianjin Global Magnetic Card Co.,Ltd. 
7.6. Datang Telecom Technology Co.,Ltd. 
7.6.1. Datang Microelectronics Technology Co.,Ltd.  
7.7. Eastcompeace Technology Co.,Ltd. 
7.8. Golden Spring Internet of Things Inc.
7.9. Hangzhou Century Co.,Ltd. 
7.9.1. Shang Yang RFID Technology Yangzhou Co.,Ltd.  
7.10. Hongbo Co.,Ltd. 
7.11. Invengo Information Technology Co.,Ltd. 
7.12. Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co.,Ltd. 
7.13. Nanjing Sample Technology Co.,Ltd. 
7.14. Nationz Technologies Inc.
7.15. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation 
7.16. Shanghai Belling Co.,Ltd. 
7.16.1. Shanghai RFID System Technology Co.,Ltd. 
7.17. Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group Co.,Ltd. 
7.18. Shanghai Huahong Jitong Smart System Co.,Ltd. 
7.19. Shenzhen Clou Electronics Co.,Ltd. 
7.20. Shenzhen Mingwah Aohan Technology Co.,Ltd. 
7.21. Shenzhen Tatfook Technology Co.,Ltd. 
7.21.1. Shenzhen Hyan Microelectronics Co.,Ltd. 
7.22. Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Co.,Ltd. 
7.22.1. Chengdu Jiuzhou Electronic Information System Co.,Ltd. 
7.23. Tatwah Smartech Co.,Ltd. 
7.24. Tsinghua Tongfang Co.,Ltd.
7.24.1. ASK Tongfang Co.,Ltd. 
7.24.2. Tongfang Guoxin Electronics Co.,Ltd.
7.24.3. Tongfang R.I.A Co.,Ltd. 
7.25. Tung Kong Security Printing Co.,Ltd. 
7.26. Xiamen Xinde Co.,Ltd.  
7.27. Xiamen Xindeco IOT Technology Ltd. 
7.28. ZTE Corporation 
7.28.1. ZTE Intelligent IOT Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.1. RFID Alliance 
8.1.1. RFID China Alliance 
8.2. Advanced Card Systems Ltd.  
8.3. Anyid Technology (Shanghai) Ltd. 
8.4. Arizon RFID Technology (Yangzhou) Co.,Ltd. 
8.5. Automatic Identification Manufacture Association of China (AIM China) 
8.6. AUXN Technology International Limited 
8.7. Beijing Datatech Creative Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.8. Beijing Geofanci Tech Co.,Ltd.  
8.9. Beijing Guohe Haidali Electronics Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.10. Beijing Weishen Electronic Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.11. Beijing Witark Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.12. Beijing Zhong An Te Technologies Co.,Ltd.  
8.13. Bielomatik Machinery (Dongguan) Co.,Ltd. 
8.14. Biswin Technologies (Shenzhen) Ltd. 
8.15. Chainway Information Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.16. Champtek Group 
8.17. China Electronics Technology Group Corporation No.7 Research Institute  
8.18. CILICO Electronics Co.,Ltd.  
8.19. DG-Sygole Digital Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.20. Emdoor Information Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.21. E-Tagtron, Inc.  
8.22. Fujian Xinnuo Communication Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.23. GAO RFID Inc. (China)  
8.24. Globals Electronics (Wenzhou) Co.,Ltd. 
8.25. Guandong Tecsun Science & Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.26. Guangzhou Andea Electronics Technology Co.,Ltd.
8.27. Guangzhou Time Space Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.28. Guangzhou Zhongda Microelectronics, Inc. 
8.29. Guo Shuo RFID Solutions Co.,Ltd. (GSRS) 
8.30. HangZhou ccRFID MicroElectronics Co.,Ltd. 
8.31. Hangzhou RFID Research Center Chinese Academy of Science
8.32. Harbin Synjones Group 
8.33. Harbin VEIC Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.34. Hebei Volse Science and Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.35. Hubei Huaweike Intelligent Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.36. IBO Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. 
8.37. Jiangsu DONN Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.38. Jiangsu Kiloway Electronic Technology Co.,Ltd.
8.39. Jiangsu Raifu Intelligent Technology Co.,Ltd.
8.40. Jiangsu RFID Intelligence Technology 
8.41. Jiangsu Seuic Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.42. Junmp Technology Inc.,Ltd. 
8.43. Laxcen Inc.,Limited 
8.44. Meritag (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. 
8.45. Novatron Electronics (Hangzhou) Co.,Ltd. 
8.46. ON Technologies (SZ) Co.,Ltd. 
8.47. Poscard Group 
8.48. Postek Electronics Co.,Ltd. 
8.49. Push Information & Automation (Chengdu) Co.,Ltd.  
8.50. Ray-Links (Beijing) Technologies Co.,Ltd. 
8.51. Sense Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.52. Shaanxi Flames Communications Group Limited 
8.53. Shandong Huaguan Smart Card Co.,Ltd.
8.54. Shandong Taibao Preventing Counterfeit Product Co.,Ltd.  
8.55. Shanghai Anji Intelligent Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.56. Shanghai Boing Information Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.57. Shanghai Business Grid Information Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.58. Shanghai China Card  
8.59. Shanghai Feiju Microelectronics Co.,Ltd.  
8.60. Shanghai Fine Electronics Co.,Ltd.  
8.61. Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Co.,Ltd.  
8.62. Shanghai Huiwu Intelligent Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.63. Shanghai Inlay Smarttag Co.,Ltd. 
8.64. Shanghai Pujiang Smart Card Systems Co.,Ltd. 
8.65. Shanghai Quanray Electronics Co.,Ltd.  
8.66. Shanghai Rw Ele&Tec Co.,Ltd.
8.67. Shanghai Sage Intelligent System Co.,Ltd.
8.68. Shanghai Security Printing Co.,Ltd. 
8.69. Shanghai Super Electronics Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.70. Shanghai TransistorRoad Co.,Ltd. 
8.71. Shanghai UBIQUE.TAG Smart Label Co.,Ltd. 
8.71.1. Shanghai YUKE Smart Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.71.2. Shenzhen Aerospace Innotech Co.,Ltd. (HTRFID)
8.72. Shenzhen CaiNa Semiconductor Equipment Limited
8.73. Shenzhen Chuangxinjia RFID Tag Co.,Ltd. 
8.74. Shenzhen Decard Smartcard Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.75. Shenzhen Dejian Intelligent Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.76. Shenzhen Easyway Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.77. Shenzhen EP Intelligent Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.78. Shenzhen Genvict Technologies Co.,Ltd.  
8.78.1. Guangdong Huaxin Genvict Information Technology Co., Ltd.  
8.79. Shenzhen Huitian Shiye Co.,Ltd. 
8.80. Shenzhen JG Technology Industries Co.,Ltd.  
8.81. Shenzhen Marktrace Co.,Ltd.  
8.82. Shenzhen Myantenna RF Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.83. Shenzhen New Force Communication Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.84. Shenzhen Radio Iot Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.85. Shenzhen RDM Tag Master Co.,Ltd. 
8.86. ShenZhen RodinBell Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.87. Shenzhen RoyalRay Science and Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.88. Shenzhen Seaever Intelligent Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.89. Shenzhen VANCH Intelligent Technology Co,.Ltd. 
8.90. Shenzhen Xin Jing Lu Electronic Technology Co.,Ltd.  
8.91. SIKILI (Dongguan) Electronic Co.,Ltd. 
8.92. Silion Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.93. Sinogistics Co.,Ltd. 
8.94. Smartchip Microelectronics Corp. 
8.95. Sunbestrfid Technology Co.,Ltd.
8.96. SuZhou MuLan Ele&Tec Co.,Ltd. 
8.97. Telepower Communication Co.,Ltd. 
8.98. TOP&E Technology Holding Limited 
8.99. Unitech Electronics (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
8.100. Urovo Technology Corporation Limited  
8.101. Winson RFID Technology (Beijing) Co.,Ltd.
8.102. Wuxi iData Technology Co.,Ltd.
8.103. Wuxi Tianye Intelligence Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.104. Xerafy Ltd. 
8.105. Xiamen Angel Co.,Ltd. 
8.106. Xiamen Innov Information Technology Co.,Ltd. 
8.107. XKTAG 
8.108. Yizheng IOTELLIGENT  
8.109. Zhongjiao Beidou Technology Co.,Ltd. 
1.1. Total global RFID Market Projections in US dollar billions 2014-2024 
1.2. Largest suppliers in the main positions of RFID value chain in China 
1.3. Total RFID market value in China in millions of dollars 
1.4. Number of RFID tags, in millions, applied in China by RFID application sector 
1.5. Average price of RFID tags sold in China, by application sector, in US dollars 
1.6. Total spend on RFID tags applied in China, by application sector, in US dollars 
1.7. China's currently frequency allocation for RFID usage 
1.8. Largest RFID Operations in China (sorted by sales revenue 2013 in RFID business) 
2.1. Comparison of different identification technologies: RFID, barcode, 2D code, magnetic card, IC card and biology identification (BI) 
2.2. Comparison of passive, semi-active and active RFID tags 
2.3. Comparison of RFID by different frequencies 
2.4. Where RFID tags are placed - categories used
2.5. China's currently frequency allocation for RFID usage 
2.6. Total global RFID Market Projections in US dollar billions 2014-2024 
3.1. Projects on UHF chip development supported by government from June 2014 
3.2. RFID market values in China (2007-2013) given by CATR 
3.3. Competitive industries in different regions within mainland China 
3.4. Regions and provinces of mainland China 
3.5. Major Economic Indicators for The Yangtze River Delta cities (2011) 
3.6. Major Economic Indicators for The Pearl River Delta cities (2012) 
3.7. Comparison of EPCglobal standards (860 to 960 MHz, UHF) in Europe, North America, and China (By 31 October 2014) 
3.8. RFID national standards in China 
3.9. RFID national military standards in China 
4.1. Largest suppliers in the main positions of RFID value chain in China. 
4.2. Chinese IC chip technology can meet bank's requirements 
4.3. The top six RFID interrogator companies in China 
5.1. Authentic Chinese companies in Animal tagging and disease control RFID 
5.2. Top Six Car Manufacturing Countries in the world (2013) 
5.3. Top 10 car manufacturers in China (sales in 2014), all of which have ongoing RFID procedures 
5.4. Largest motorbike manufacturers in China (sales in 2014) 
7.1. Financial information of Datang Microelectronics Technology (2013) 
7.2. Financial information (31 December 2013) 
7.3. Revenue in 2013 
7.4. Financial data (2013) 
7.5. RFID applications developed by Invengo 
7.6. Financial information (31 December 2013) 
7.7. Nationz financial information 
7.8. Financial Information 
7.9. Financial information 
8.1. Financial information of Hubei Huaweike Intelligent Technology 
8.2. Products of SHHIC and their corresponding applications 


1.1. SWOT analysis of RFID technology in China 
1.2. RFID Value chain in China 
1.3. RFID tag market value in China by application (Top: in 2014; bottom: in 2025) 
1.4. Chinese RFID card/tag application market value by frequency band, 2014 (top) and 2025 (bottom) 
1.5. Chinese RFID card/tag market revenue by frequency band, including exported tags/cards (2014) 
1.6. Regional distribution of RFID companies in China 
1.7. Percentage distribution of RFID companies by city 
2.1. How RFID works 
2.2. Radio Frequency distribution for RFID application 
2.3. RFID range versus cost 
2.4. RFID global market by territory 
2.5. IDTechEx estimates of total revenue for some of the key suppliers 
3.1. Stage matrix of China's IoT industry development 
3.2. Timeline of RFID industry development in China 
3.3. RFID development levels in mainland China 
3.4. Regional distribution of RFID companies in China 
3.5. Percentage distribution of RFID companies by city 
3.6. Region overview: RFID industry clusters 
3.7. Committees in ISO/IEC related to RFID 
3.8. Overview of UHF regulations in different application sectors in China 
4.1. The whole value chain of Chinese RFID industry 
4.2. Added value shared by industries in the Chinese RFID value chain. 
4.3. IC design companies can be divided into general IC Design Company and special IC Design Company 
4.4. Top six RFID chip design companies in China 
4.5. Top six Chinese chip makers listed by revenue (2013) 
4.6. Other important RFID chip companies in China 
4.7. RFID tag manufacturing companies in China 
4.8. Chinese RFID manufacturing equipment companies 
4.9. Major interrogator companies in China 
4.10. RFID System integration companies in China 
5.1. System Architecture of RFID application in a library 
5.2. Speed checkout application in canteens using RFID technology 
5.3. Student discount card for train tickets 
5.4. Applications of campus cards 
5.5. RFID project for dangerous item management 
5.6. RFID Tags used in animal tagging 
5.7. RFID tags on spirit bottle used for anti-counterfeiting 
5.8. Application of RFID tags in tobacco industry 
5.9. RFID products for healthcare and medical 
5.10. Internet shopping market size in China 
5.11. RFID tags on containers 
5.12. One-pass city cards in China 
7.1. Golden Card Branch's contactless smart cards interrogator for highway tolling 
7.2. Smart label flip chip bonder of Golden Spring of Internet of Things (speed: 3200 UPH, 6400UPH and 9600UPH) 
7.3. Staff component (31 December 2013) 
7.4. Financial information of Invengo 2009-2013, revenue, operating income and net income 
7.5. Invengo Revenue by Product (2012-2014) 
7.6. Revenue by region (2012-2014) 
7.7. Component of personnel in Invengo (2013) 
7.8. Invengo's major partners(top) and clients (bottom) 
7.9. Sales Revenue of Nanjing Sample Technology (2009-2013) 
7.10. Nationz shows its RFID mobile payment products (RFID-SIM/SD card) 
7.11. UHF RFID reader developed by Shenzhen Clou for vehicle, personnel access control & warehouse management 
7.12. Staff in Tatwah Smartech (in total 1992 employees to 31 December 2013) 
8.1. Arizon business model for RFID technology and OEM production 
8.2. Arizon RFID Inlay/Label/tags shipment from 2009 to 2014 
8.3. Beijing Weishen Electronic Technology is the market leader for interrogators for mining safety 
8.4. Active tag production line developed by Guangzhou Time Space Technology 
8.5. Synjones contactless smart card interrogator 
8.6. Synjones interrogator for national ID cards (handheld, floor, table-top) 
8.7. Partner/customers of Hubei Huaweike Intelligent Technology 
8.8. HEI-DIII RFID tag manufacturing equipment 
8.9. Jiangsu Seuic Technology currently employs about 600 people, including a strong technical engineering team, formed by more than 200 engineers. 
8.10. Ray-Links UHF RFID interrogator Module 
8.11. Flexible water-proof tag (left) and RFID ticket card (right) produced by Shanghai Security Printing 
8.12. Partners of Sinogistics
Choose License Type
Contact Information
24/7 Research Support
Phone: +1-855-455-8662
Get in Touch with us
join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Add us on Google +