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Technical consumer goods market in Korea developed by 3.9% in Q4 2019.

GfK TEMAX® results for Korea, Q4 2019

Seoul, Feb, 2019 – In the fourth quarter of 2019, the technical consumer goods(TCG) market developed by 3.9%, compared to the same quarter in 2018. In Q4 2019 there was a large variance in sector growth ranging from -12.1% to + 28.8%. Three out of the six TCG sectors in Korea reported positive growth, and three other sectors showed negative growth.

2019 KR TEMAX contains Open Market (Total market figures considering 100% coverage) data by item, these figures would differ from Panelmarket figures. 

The pdf press release has been replaced by the Category Insights chart below.

Table summary

Korea Q4 2019
Q1 2019 B. KRW Q2 2019 B. KRW Q3 2019 B. KRW Q4 2019 B. KRW Q4 2019 / Q4 2018 / +/- % Q1-Q4 2019 B. KRW Q1-Q4 2019 / Q1-Q4 2018 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 950 838 925 947 17.0% 3,659 12.2%
Photography (PH) 125 130 121 122 -3.6% 498 -3.5%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 1,951 1,964 2,427 2,738 28.8% 9,080 23.6%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 1,837 1,487 1,363 1,376 7.6% 6,063 5.2%
Information Technology (IT) 1,552 1,094 1,059 1,194 -12.1% 4,898 -19.2%
Telecommunications (TC) 3,527 4,302 4,450 4,100 -5.4% 16,379 4.3%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 52 41 0 0 -100.0% 93 -57.7%
GfK TEMAX ® South Korea 9,993 9,855 10,345 10,477 3.9% 40,669 4.6%
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