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The first quarter shows a decline for technical consumer goods

GfK TEMAX® results for Austria, Q1 2020

Vienna, May 8th, 2020 – In the first Quarter of 2020, the market for technical consumer goods shows a decline of 1,6% in turnover. Especially office equipment and consuma-bles are losing the strongest with -12,9%. But also consumer electronics, with -10,3% and the photo-sector, with -11,8%, show a remarkable minus. Major and small domestic ap-pliances are with -3,6% and -5,0% respectively, also negative in the YOY comparison. Only IT and telecommunications can outperform their last year’s result. The telecom-turnover grows by 3,7% in Q1, while the IT-sector increases by 4,3%.

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

Table summary

Austria Q1 2020
Q2 2019 M. EUR Q3 2019 M. EUR Q4 2019 M. EUR Q1 2020 M. EUR Q1 2020 / Q1 2019 / +/- % Q1 2020 M. EUR Q1 2020 / Q1 2019 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 112 123 191 121 -10.3% 121 -10.3%
Photography (PH) 36 37 44 31 -11.8% 31 -11.8%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 228 254 274 224 -3.6% 224 -3.6%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 113 121 172 122 -5.0% 122 -5.0%
Information Technology (IT) 269 284 368 310 4.3% 310 4.3%
Telecommunications (TC) 295 323 468 316 3.7% 316 3.7%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 71 62 72 68 -12.9% 68 -12.9%
GfK TEMAX® Austria 1,124 1,203 1,589 1,192 -1.6% 1,192 -1.6%
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