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Q3 SHOWS GOOD GROWTH RATES IN MOST PANELS!

Leading the sector to a stabilization in value turnover

Leuven, November 2017 – The third quarter of 2017 shows green figures by noting a 1,2% growth in the non-food sales compared to the same period last year. However, the market is leaning towards a stagnation of 0.5% when looking at the whole year 2017 up to September.

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Table summary

Belgium Q3 2017
Q4 2016 M. EUR Q1 2017 M. EUR Q2 2017 M. EUR Q3 2017 M. EUR Q3 2017 / Q3 2016 / +/- % Q1-Q3 2017 M. EUR Q1-Q3 2017 / Q1-Q3 2016 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 221 206 161 179 -1.1% 546 -7.0%
Photography (PH) 34 34 34 33 0.0% 101 -1.0%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 311 345 304 342 0.3% 991 1.3%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 177 156 129 137 7.9% 422 4.5%
Information Technology (IT) 418 383 332 396 9.7% 1,111 3.3%
Telecommunications (TC) 380 292 301 306 -5.6% 899 0.6%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 127 119 112 102 6.3% 333 1.8%
GfK TEMAX ® Belgium 1,669 1,534 1,372 1,495 2.3% 4,401 0.8%

Economic data 2016

Belgium
  • 1.2
    GDP growth in %
  • 41,283
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 8.3
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 1.9
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 4,848,184
    Number of households
  • 44,119
    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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