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Leuven, May 15th, 2020 – Impact of the lockdown measures due to the Covid-19 virus are already visible in this first quarter. Even though stores were closed for the last 2 weeks of these 3 months, value already decreases by -3,3% compared to a positive outcome in Q1 last year (+2,0%).
Sectors like Consumer Electronics, Major Domestic Appliances and Home Improvement suffer from the lockdown measures while IT & Office and Small Domes-tic Appliances benefit from the measures taken with more people working from home and more people cooking at home
|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)||138||149||203||167||-15.1%||167||-15.1%|
|Major Domestic Appliances (MDA)||298||352||342||344||-3.6%||344||-3.6%|
|Small Domestic Appliances (SDA)||131||141||193||160||4.0%||160||4.0%|
|Information Technology (IT)||351||395||437||399||-5.9%||399||-5.9%|
|Office Equipment & Consumables (OE)||95||83||103||94||-8.8%||94||-8.8%|
|GfK TEMAX ® Belgium||1,407||1,512||1,812||1,559||-3.9%||1,559||-3.9%|