Programmatic advertising continues to progress globally. In 2019, around 65% of global digital ad spend is expected to be traded programmatically, and advertisers will spend $84 billion on programmatic worldwide. The US market continues to be the front-runner in global programmatic ad spending, with $40.6 billion spent during the previous year. Second is China, which spent significantly less: $7.9 billion. But that figure doesn’t tell the entire story of China’s development as a programmatic market.