This report provides a ranking, based on website traffic, of the top 30 online B2B businesses in Asia. The companies broadly fall into two categories, online sourcing platforms and online trade publications. In addition to ranking the companies, this report also includes profiles of companies new to BSG’s Top 30. If a company has been profiled in a previous edition of this report and if the details of the company profile have not changed, then the profile is not included in this edition of the report.

The Top 30 is dominated by companies based in Greater China; however, a few Indian sourcing platforms continue to make a showing. IndiaMart.com (#6) is in the same position as in the previous edition and TradeIndia.com (#9) moved up one place. Within the technology trade title ranking, a Japanese publication (ITmedia.co.jp, #5 overall) and a Chinese publication (Chinabyte.com, #7 overall) both posted a reasonably strong showing. 

Of the 30 businesses in BSG’s B2B Online Media ranking, 19 are primarily finished goods sourcing websites or online trade directories (e.g. Alibaba.com and Global Sources). There are an additional five websites which are vertical industry websites (i.e. Netsun’s network of vertical sourcing sites). Five of the 30 are technology-focused trade publications and there is one general business title in the Top 30, Beijing-based Caijing.

To order this report contact:  Kerry Wong, Researcher Kerry@bsgasia.com

BIIA Newsletter May 2009 Issue