Amstelveen, February 9th, 2018. The Technical Goods market shows a small growth in the fourth quarter, just like the third quarter, compared to the same period last year. Information Technology and Major Domestic Appliances are still the 2 major growing sectors. Within IT, growth is partly due to rising component prices, largely fueled by Crypto Currency developments and Crypto Mining adventurers. Telecom is in decline due to decreasing smartphone sales in the fourth quarter.
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|Q1 2017 M. EUR||Q2 2017 M. EUR||Q3 2017 M. EUR||Q4 2017 M. EUR||Q4 2017 / Q4 2016 / +/- %||Q1-Q4 2017 M. EUR||Q1-Q4 2017 / Q1-Q4 2016 +/- %|
|Consumer Electronics (CE)||367||317||327||461||0.1%||1,471||-0.5%|
|Major Domestic Appliances (MDA)||508||506||504||569||8.9%||2,087||10.0%|
|Small Domestic Appliances (SDA)||216||213||202||259||-0.1%||890||3.0%|
|Information Technology (IT)||859||734||859||972||5.4%||3,424||2.8%|
|Office Equipment & Consumables (OE)||159||140||133||144||-13.6%||576||-10.1%|
|GfK TEMAX ® Netherlands||2,836||2,622||2,704||3,231||1.3%||11,393||1.4%|