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1.6% growth in the first quarter of 2019

Johannesburg, May 15, 2019 – In the fourth quarter of 2018, the South Africa Con-sumer Electronics (CE) market grew by 6.2 percent, compared to the same quarter in 2018. Telecommunications, grew by 3.4%. Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) saw 4.4% growth, and Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) saw 1.6% growth, Office Equipment grew by 10.5% and lastly Information Technology (IT) dropped by 8.4%

Table summary

South Africa Q1 2019
Q2 2018 M. EUR Q3 2018 M. EUR Q4 2018 M. EUR Q1 2019 M. EUR Q1 2019 / Q1 2018 / +/- % Q1 2019 M. EUR Q1 2019 / Q1 2018 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 125 115 168 111 -2.0% 111 -2.0%
Photography (PH) 14 9 12 6 -58.0% 6 -58.0%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 205 200 282 200 -3.6% 200 -3.6%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 64 61 74 54 -6.2% 54 -6.2%
Information Technology (IT) 149 129 132 152 -15.5% 152 -15.5%
Telecommunications (TC) 597 564 666 587 -4.6% 587 -4.6%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 33 30 31 36 2.0% 36 2.0%
GfK TEMAX ® South Africa 1,188 1,108 1,363 1,146 -6.3% 1,146 -6.3%

Economic data 2017

South Africa
  • 1.3
    GDP growth in %
  • 6,180
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 27.7
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 5.3
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 16,923,311
    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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