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Results for GfK TEMAX® Sweden for the Q1 of 2018

Lund, May 13, 2018 – The first quarter of 2018 saw the Swedish technical consumer goods (TCG) market grow by 4.5 percent, compared to the same quarter in 2017. Once again, the main growth driver in Q1 was the Telecom sector, where sales of smartphones grew rapidly.

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Sweden Q1 2018
Q2 2017 M. SEK Q3 2017 M. SEK Q4 2017 M. SEK Q1 2018 M. SEK Q1 2018 / Q1 2017 / +/- % Q1 2018 M. SEK Q1 2018 / Q1 2017 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 1,597 1,665 3,123 1,739 -3.2% 1,739 -3.2%
Photography (PH) 225 205 250 186 -7.5% 186 -7.5%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 2,470 2,503 2,818 2,449 -0.9% 2,449 -0.9%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 825 900 1,249 855 -2.9% 855 -2.9%
Information Technology (IT) 3,953 4,357 5,465 4,279 -1.0% 4,279 -1.0%
Telecommunications (TC) 5,439 5,367 7,879 6,034 18.6% 6,034 18.6%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 807 739 793 815 -9.0% 815 -9.0%
GfK TEMAX ® Sweden 15,316 15,736 21,578 16,357 4.5% 16,357 4.5%

Economic data 2017

Sweden
  • 2.4
    GDP growth in %
  • 53,220
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 6.8
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 1.9
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 4,536,214
    Number of households
  • 47,956
    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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