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Decrease in the Western European TCG market continues in Q2 2017

GfK TEMAX® results for Western Europe, Q2 2017

Nuremberg, August 16, 2017 – In the second quarter of 2017, the Western European technical consumer goods shrank by 2.1%. Telecommunications market grew by 4% but could not counterbalance the fall of the other markets, especially that of Consumer Electronics (-12.7%). The TCG market in Western Europe amounted to €47 billion in Q2 2017.

Please note that the WE15 report is calculated on EUR basis incl. DK, SE and UK.

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Western Europe 15 - Q2 2017
Q3 2016 M. EUR Q4 2016 M. EUR Q1 2017 M. EUR Q2 2017 M. EUR Q2 2017 / Q2 2016 / +/- % Q1-Q2 2017 M. EUR Q1-Q2 2017 / Q1-Q2 2016 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 5,879 9,109 6,648 5,595 -12.7% 12,243 -9.4%
Photography (PH) 1,176 1,412 1,122 1,186 -3.0% 2,308 -1.4%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 8,431 8,779 8,282 8,021 -0.1% 16,303 -0.1%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 3,974 5,859 4,342 3,812 -0.5% 8,154 0.1%
Information Technology (IT) 12,629 16,416 13,424 11,793 -3.2% 25,217 -2.4%
Telecommunications (TC) 13,272 16,820 12,405 12,542 4.0% 24,946 2.0%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 4,229 4,812 4,439 4,100 -5.6% 8,538 -3.7%
GfK TEMAX® Western Europe 49,589 63,207 50,661 47,049 -2.1% 97,710 -1.8%

Economic data 2016

Western Europe 15
  • 1.5
    GDP growth in %
  • 42,917
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 9.1
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 0.6
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 178,870,880
    Number of households
  • 46,849
    Purchasing power per household in EUR
Data for GDP, unemployment and inflation rate by World Bank, IMF, ILO, National statistics portals; Data for number of households and purchasing power by GfK GeoMarketing
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