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[Revised publication on 25th May due to a data point error in Information Technology]

Slight increase for the German TCG market in the first quarter of 2018

Results for the GfK TEMAX® Germany for the first quarter of 2018

Nuremberg, May 4 2018 – The German Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) market presentes a slight increase in sales of 0.9 percent to € 14.5 billion in the first quarter 2018. Information Technology, Telecommunications and Small Domestic Appliances were the only sectors with positive growth rates. These are the results of the German TEMAX in Q1 2018.

The press release has been replaced by the Category Insights chart below.

Table summary

Germany Q1 2018
Q2 2017 M. EUR Q3 2017 M. EUR Q4 2017 M. EUR Q1 2018 M. EUR Q1 2018 / Q1 2017 / +/- % Q1 2018 M. EUR Q1 2018 / Q1 2017 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 1,737 1,762 2,468 1,834 -11.8% 1,834 -11.8%
Photography (PH) 358 362 402 330 -5.8% 330 -5.8%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 2,099 2,195 2,367 2,204 -1.0% 2,204 -1.0%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 1,058 1,119 1,622 1,286 4.5% 1,286 4.5%
Information Technology (IT) 4,127 4,483 5,349 4,649 2.5% 4,649 2.5%
Telecommunications (TC) 2,724 2,827 3,779 3,073 11.4% 3,073 11.4%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 1,081 1,111 1,194 1,147 -5.1% 1,147 -5.1%
GfK TEMAX® Germany 13,184 13,859 17,182 14,522 0.9% 14,522 0.9%

Economic data 2017

Germany
  • 2.5
    GDP growth in %
  • 44,550
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 3.7
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 1.7
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 40,628,737
    Number of households
  • 44,980
    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; Updated: 5 May 2018
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