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The Japanese technical consumer goods market slightly expanded by 1.2% in Q4 2018, compared to Q4 2017

GfK TEMAX results for Japan, Q4 2018

Tokyo, February 15, 2019 – In Q4 2018, the technical consumer goods (TCG) market in Japan expanded by 1.2 percent, compared to Q4 2017, with a turnover of JPY1,940 billion

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Japan Q4 2018
Q1 2018 B. JPY Q2 2018 B. JPY Q3 2018 B. JPY Q4 2018 B. JPY Q4 2018 / Q4 2017 / +/- % Q1-Q4 2018 B. JPY Q1-Q4 2018 / Q1-Q4 2017 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 222 192 207 235 1.8% 855 1.7%
Photography (PH) 52 51 49 49 -12.5% 201 -10.0%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 227 206 257 206 5.3% 896 4.1%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 207 181 195 226 -4.0% 809 -2.5%
Information Technology (IT) 511 418 428 479 19.4% 1,835 9.3%
Telecommunications (TC) 685 512 569 647 -7.4% 2,413 4.6%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 72 63 64 102 -0.8% 301 -3.2%
GfK TEMAX ® Japan 1,976 1,623 1,768 1,944 1.2% 7,310 3.7%

Economic data 2017

Japan
  • 1.7
    GDP growth in %
  • 38,440
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 2.8
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 0.5
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 53,403,226
    Number of households
  • N/A
    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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