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Telecommunications sector drove the Italian Technical Consumer Goods market in Q1 2018 

 GfK TEMAX® results for Italy, Q1 2018

Milan, May 10, 2018 – In Q1 2018, the Italian Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) market recorded a robust growth (+3.6 percent) compared to the same quarter of the previous year, with a generated revenue of €4.4 billion. The Telecommunications (TC) sector rose by 14.7% and literally dragged the market to a positive performance. Also the Photography sector recorded a double-digit increase. Meanwhile, all other sectors remained stable or reported a reduction in sales.

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Table summary

Italy 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) 494 541 738 539 -9.1% 539 -9.1%
Photo (PH) 99 88 105 94 24.2% 94 24.2%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 849 891 949 767 -2.1% 767 -2.1%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 231 266 390 258 -0.8% 258 -0.8%
Information Technology (IT) 581 608 845 665 0.9% 665 0.9%
Telecommunications (TC) 1,568 1,697 2,378 1,690 14.7% 1,690 14.7%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 358 307 404 374 -4.0% 374 -4.0%
GfK TEMAX ® Italy 4,180 4,398 5,809 4,386 3.6% 4,386 3.6%

Economic data 2017

Italy
  • 1.5
    GDP growth in %
  • 31,980
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 11.3
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 1.3
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 25,968,097
    Number of households
  • 39,943
    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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