Amstelveen, May 14th 2019. The NL market for technical consumer goods shows growth in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year. The most important sec-tors are IT, Telecom and MDA. The shift to more expensive products, and therefore a higher average price, can be seen in Telecom (rise of phablets) as well as MDA. The developments in the MDA market (the ambition of the government to reduce gas usage) leads, for example, to the shift to induction (more expensive than other solutions). This is an explanation for the increase in average price. For IT, the Desk Computing and Monitor product groups grew this quarter. However, Mobile PC (growing in Q4 2018) shows a small decline.
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|Q2 2018 M. USD||Q3 2018 M. USD||Q4 2018 M. USD||Q1 2019 M. USD||Q1 2019 / Q1 2018 / +/- %||Q1 2019 M. USD||Q1 2019 / Q1 2018 +/- %|
|Consumer Electronics (CE)||341||331||465||358||-10.0%||358||-10.0%|
|Major Domestic Appliances (MDA)||638||589||662||637||-3.9%||637||-3.9%|
|Small Domestic Appliances (SDA)||259||238||302||257||-7.0%||257||-7.0%|
|Information Technology (IT)||998||1,112||1,267||1,208||9.4%||1,208||9.4%|
|Office Equipment & Consumables (OE)||127||115||141||128||-14.1%||128||-14.1%|
|GfK TEMAX ® Netherlands||3,348||3,340||3,974||3,556||-0.4%||3,556||-0.4%|