According to the statistics in 2012, the issuance of financial IC cards has exceeded 800 million. After fully considering the promotion of financial IC card issuance by the financialization of social security cards, the issuance of financial IC cards from 2013 to 2015 will reach a total of about 1.56 billion cards, with a total of 1.53 billion cards added, with an average annual addition of more than 300 million cards.
The vigorous promotion of financial IC cards, coupled with the universal coverage of social security cards, has once again heated up the smart card industry. As a result, China has become the largest smart card market in the world. In recent years, the communication industry in the Asia-Pacific region has developed rapidly, and the demand for smart cards in the Asia-Pacific region now accounts for more than 60% of the global market, of which China is again the largest application market, accounting for almost 1/4 of the global market.
IC cards have been one of the hot products in the international electronic information industry today, and in addition to being widely used in non-financial fields such as commerce, medical care, insurance, transportation, energy, communication, security management and identification, the applications in the financial field are becoming increasingly widespread and far-reaching. According to current statistics, the annual issuance of IC cards reaches 5 billion, of which communication industry occupies 80%, social security cards and financial IC cards have become the driving force of continuous development.