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Continued fall in the South African technical consumer goods market in Q1 2017 

The South African technical consumer goods (TCG) market declined in Q1 2017 – down by 8.9 percent, compared to the same quarter in 2016. Five of the seven sectors declined. Telecommunications is slowing down in growth, just scraping a positive result.

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Table summary

South Africa Q1 2017
Q2 2016 M. ZAR Q3 2016 M. ZAR Q4 2016 M. ZAR Q1 2017 M. ZAR Q1 2017 / Q1 2016 / +/- % Q1 2017 M. ZAR Q1 2017 / Q1 2016 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 2,031 2,032 2,803 1,737 -14.3% 1,737 -14.3%
Photography (PH) 123 125 155 186 61.1% 186 61.1%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 3,060 3,095 4,083 3,005 -4.6% 3,005 -4.6%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 1,098 938 1,082 825 -9.4% 825 -9.4%
Information Technology (IT) 6,172 6,247 5,639 5,548 -22.4% 5,548 -22.4%
Telecommunications (TC) 8,127 8,097 10,070 8,324 2.7% 8,324 2.7%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 681 612 539 606 -18.5% 606 -18.5%
GfK TEMAX ® South Africa 21,292 21,146 24,371 20,230 -8.9% 20,230 -8.9%

Economic data 2016

South Africa
  • 0.3
    GDP growth in %
  • 5,261
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 25.9
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 6.3
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 15,524,200
    Number of households
  • N/A
    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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