Douyin and TikTok Garner $277M in May Revenue

Mobile app data analysis firm Sensor Tower released a report Thursday claiming that in May, TikTok and its sister app for mainland China, Douyin, earned more than $277 million from the App Store and Google Play. The sum was 1.6 times that of last May, remaining the top global non-game mobile app in terms of revenue.

According to the report, about 47.5% of revenue came from China’s Douyin, 17.7% came from TikTok in the second-largest US market, while 4% came from the third-largest Saudi Arabian market.

In addition, YouTube ranked second on the list with revenue of nearly $119 million, an increase of 17.6% compared with last May. Specifically, 40.1% of revenue came from the US market, while the Japanese market ranked second, accounting for 19.6%. The other three apps in the top five were Google One, Tinder, and Piccom. Tencent Video and iQiyi ranked 7th and 9th, respectively.

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The data on Douyin in the field of e-commerce is also very bright. On the second day of the Douyin E-commerce Ecological Conference in June, the president of Douyin E-Commerce announced that the platform’s GMV in the past year increased 3.2 times year-on-year, and that more than 10 billion products were sold. The growth rate confirmed that “interest e-commerce,” a type of e-commerce aiming to satisfy consumers’ implicit needs while improving their life quality, is a huge business opportunity.