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The Japanese technical consumer goods market expanded by 6.6% in Q1 2018, compared to Q1 2017

GfK TEMAX results for Japan, Q1 2018

Tokyo, May 15, 2018 – In Q1 2018, the technical consumer goods (TCG) market in Japan expanded by 6.6 percent, compared to Q1 2017, with a turnover of JPY 2,023 billion.

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Table summary

Japan Q1 2018
Q2 2017 B. JPY Q3 2017 B. JPY Q4 2017 B. JPY Q1 2018 B. JPY Q1 2018 / Q1 2017 / +/- % Q1 2018 B. JPY Q1 2018 / Q1 2017 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 186 208 235 224 1.3% 224 1.3%
Photography (PH) 54 58 56 52 -4.7% 52 -4.7%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 203 253 200 227 3.6% 227 3.6%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 182 201 236 206 -2.8% 206 -2.8%
Information Technology (IT) 398 395 401 511 5.4% 511 5.4%
Telecommunications (TC) 467 509 699 732 15.9% 732 15.9%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 66 66 103 72 -5.0% 72 -5.0%
GfK TEMAX ® Japan 1,556 1,690 1,930 2,024 6.6% 2,024 6.6%

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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