Results of a survey on China Internet search engine market share conducted by Beijing-based China IntelliConsulting were announced Wednesday, painting a grim picture for Google’s prospects in China.

The Mountain View, California-based Google has lost significant share in the three largest Chinese markets of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, while Beijing-based Baidu has gained substantial ground and a commanding market share lead.

In Beijing, the only city for which detailed results were made available, Baidu’s market share rose by 13 percent from one year ago to 65.4 percent, the survey showed. Google fell by 12.3 percent, from 32.9 percent to 20.6 percent.

Peter Lü, managing partner of IntelliConsulting, who is also a senior research advisor to the state-run China Network Information Center (CNNIC) and author of CNNIC’s previous search market reports, said that the extent of Google’s erosion indicated by his survey’s findings surprised him.

Mr. Lü said that results in the other cities reflected trends shown in Beijing as well, with Google’s share falling by more than 10 percent and Baidu’s gains exceeding 10 percent.

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