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Technical consumer goods market in Korea decreased by (-)1.6% in Q1 2020.

GfK TEMAX® results for Korea, Q1 2020

Seoul, May, 2020 – In the first quarter of 2020, the technical consumer goods(TCG) market decreased by (-)1.6%, compared to the same quarter in 2019. In Q1 2020 there was a large variance in sector growth ranging from (-)25.6% to (+)9.9%. Three out of the six TCG sectors in Korea reported positive growth, and three other sectors showed negative growth. 

2020 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The pdf press release has been replaced by the Category Insights chart below.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 Q1 2020
Q2 2019 B. KRW Q3 2019 B. KRW Q4 2019 B. KRW Q1 2020 B. KRW Q1 2020 / Q1 2019 / +/- % Q1 2020 B. KRW Q1 2020 / Q1 2019 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 838 925 946 1,012 6.6% 1,012 6.6%
Photography (PH) 160 142 141 111 -25.6% 111 -25.6%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 1,987 2,427 2,738 2,158 9.9% 2,158 9.9%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 1,487 1,363 1,376 1,519 -17.3% 1,519 -17.3%
Information Technology (IT) 1,094 1,059 1,194 1,610 3.7% 1,610 3.7%
Telecommunications (TC) 4,302 4,450 4,100 3,465 -1.8% 3,465 -1.8%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 41 0 0 0 -100.0% 0 -100.0%
GfK TEMAX ® South Korea 838 925 946 1,012 6.6% 1,012 6.6%
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