Germany’s auto industry is central to the economy of the country and the region. But because of macroeconomic trends—like the volatility of the US-China trade negotiations and US President Donald Trump’s mixed trade signals on German cars—the automotive sector in Germany is underspending on ads compared with other industries. The medium-term prognosis remains uncertain.
In 2017, programmatic ad spending in China totaled $16.69 billion (RMB110.90 billion), up 48.6% over 2016. Programmatic ad offerings from Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT) will continue to drive spending.