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Technical consumer goods market in Korea declined by - 5.6% in Q4 2018.

GfK TEMAX® results for Korea, Q4 2018

Seoul, February, 2019 – In the fourth quarter of 2018, the technical consumer goods(TCG) market declined by -5.6%, compared to the same quarter in 2018. In Q4 2018 there was a large variance in sector growth ranging from -19.9% to + 7.7%. One out of the seven TCG sectors in Korea –Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) reported positive growth, and six other sectors showed negative growth. The TCG market in Korea generated revenue of ₩9.8 trillion in Q4 2018 and ₩10.4 trillion in Q4 2017.

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Korea Q4 2018
Q1 2018 B. USD Q2 2018 B. USD Q3 2018 B. USD Q4 2018 B. USD Q4 2018 / Q4 2017 / +/- % Q1-Q4 2018 B. USD Q1-Q4 2018 / Q1-Q4 2017 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 1 1 1 1 -19.8% 3 -7.0%
Photography (PH) 0 0 0 0 -5.6% 0 -11.0%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 1 1 2 2 -9.4% 6 -5.1%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 1 2 1 1 7.8% 5 27.7%
Information Technology (IT) 2 1 1 1 -7.8% 6 1.4%
Telecommunications (TC) 4 3 4 4 -3.3% 14 4.3%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 0 0 0 0 -13.4% 0 -9.2%
GfK TEMAX ® South Korea 9 8 8 9 -5.5% 35 3.5%

Economic data 2017

Korea
  • 3.1
    GDP growth in %
  • 29,890
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 3.8
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 1.9
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 19,837,665
    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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