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Information Technology sector provides a boost to the technical consumer goods market in Q1 2018.

GfK TEMAX results for the United Kingdom, Q1 2018

Woking, April, 2018 – In the first quarter of 2018, the technical consumer goods (TCG) market grew by 4.4%, compared to the same quarter in 2017.  In Q1 2018 there was a large variance in sector growth ranging from -14.4% to +11.3%.  The TCG market in the UK generated revenue of €8.0 billion in Q1 2018 and €7.7 billion in Q1 2017.

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United Kingdom Q1 2018
Q2 2017 M. GBP Q3 2017 M. GBP Q4 2017 M. GBP Q1 2018 M. GBP Q1 2018 / Q1 2017 / +/- % Q1 2018 M. GBP Q1 2018 / Q1 2017 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 840 958 1,880 1,001 3.5% 1,001 3.5%
Photography (PH) 159 161 173 131 -14.4% 131 -14.4%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 1,056 1,197 1,183 1,073 -3.1% 1,073 -3.1%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 498 547 833 566 5.4% 566 5.4%
Information Technology (IT) 1,824 2,198 2,823 2,361 11.3% 2,361 11.3%
Telecommunications (TC) 2,471 2,636 3,553 2,489 5.6% 2,489 5.6%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 444 464 483 450 -7.2% 450 -7.2%
GfK TEMAX ® UK 7,291 8,161 10,928 8,069 4.4% 8,069 4.4%

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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