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The Telecommunications and Information Technology sectors lead the way in growth for the technical consumer goods market in Q4 2018.

GfK TEMAX results for the United Kingdom, Q4 2018

Woking, January, 2019 – In the final quarter of 2018, the technical consumer goods (TCG) market grew by 4.3%, compared to the same quarter in 2017. In Q4 2018 there was a large variance in sector growth ranging from -8.3% to 11.5%. The TCG market in the UK generated revenue of €11.4 billion in Q4 2018 and €10.9 billion in Q4 2017.

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United Kingdom Q4 2018
Q1 2018 M. USD Q2 2018 M. USD Q3 2018 M. USD Q4 2018 M. USD Q4 2018 / Q4 2017 / +/- % Q1-Q4 2018 M. USD Q1-Q4 2018 / Q1-Q4 2017 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 1,393 1,229 1,257 2,307 -9.0% 6,187 2.2%
Photography (PH) 182 191 191 208 -10.6% 772 -7.4%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 1,488 1,378 1,583 1,626 2.5% 6,074 3.7%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 791 693 709 1,074 -3.9% 3,268 4.5%
Information Technology (IT) 3,268 2,773 2,891 3,923 4.1% 12,855 11.0%
Telecommunications (TC) 3,438 3,647 4,127 5,177 8.7% 16,389 14.9%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 623 582 572 579 -10.4% 2,355 -2.5%
GfK TEMAX ® UK 11,182 10,494 11,330 14,894 1.7% 47,900 8.5%

Economic data 2017

United Kingdom
  • 1.8
    GDP growth in %
  • 39,730
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 4.3
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 2.7
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 27,458,679
    Number of households
  • 49,864
    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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