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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. 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) 150 133 193 127 -8.4% 127 -8.4%
Photography (PH) 17 11 13 7 -60.7% 7 -60.7%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 246 231 324 228 -9.9% 228 -9.9%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 77 71 85 61 -12.3% 61 -12.3%
Information Technology (IT) 179 150 152 173 -21.0% 173 -21.0%
Telecommunications (TC) 717 654 765 670 -10.9% 670 -10.9%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 39 35 35 41 -4.7% 41 -4.7%
GfK TEMAX ® South Africa 1,425 1,285 1,568 1,307 -12.4% 1,307 -12.4%

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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