April 10th, 2016
Springtime in Japan is marked by Hanami, or flower-viewing parties in Japan. It also marks an important time of year for Japanese manufacturers, consumers and industries. Learn more about how tourism, travel, beverages, foods, beauty, fashion, home appliances, technology, and Japan’s economy itself are impacted by springtime in the country. Watch on YouTube
March 26th, 2016
2015 was the year of the wearable – and these products will continue to steal the limelight this year, with projected growth of 75% on 2015 to reach US$29 billion in 2016.
March 21st, 2016
Apple Inc is expected to launch the iPhone SE at its upcoming press event on 21 March. At 4 inches, the phone is a smaller variant of its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and will come with a similar design to its larger screen counterparts.
March 8th, 2016
In Japan, consumers had long been given limited choice with regard to mobile network operators (MNOs). NTT Docomo, AU and Softbank dominated the telecom networks and mobile phone manufacturers such as Apple, Sony, Sharp and Fujitsu had limited retail channels. The Japanese MNO business has rather been an oligopolistic market, in which the three companies […]
March 5th, 2016
Imagine sitting in your favourite armchair, putting on a virtual reality (VR) headset and feeling as though you’re walking into a luxury fashion store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. You browse all the clothing and accessories, just as you would in a real bricks-and-mortar shopping experience. Everything is three-dimensional and interactive, so it feels like you’re […]
February 16th, 2016
Cada vez más personas miran contenidos en sus notebooks, tablets y smartphones, y esto está afectando al mercado de televisores. En el año 2015 la mayoría de los países de Latinoamérica vieron una disminución en el volumen de venta de televisores. De acuerdo con Euromonitor International, el promedio anual de crecimiento de ventas de televisores […]
February 13th, 2016
As discussed in our “Consumer Electronics in Asia Pacific: How Demographics and Income Shape Demand” global briefing, shifting spending patterns have fuelled demand for personal-use, portable electronics in recent years in Asia Pacific. Smartphones, the largest contributor to portable consumer electronics, with sales exceeding US$152 billion in 2015, has benefitted greatly from this trend; as incomes […]
January 31st, 2016
The boom in smartphones and improved map accuracy of embedded in-car navigation solutions provided by OEMs has made it a challenging environment for manufacturers in the in-car navigation aftercare market.
January 30th, 2016
Today, with the recent economic crisis still fresh in the minds of many Russians, the declining foreign-exchange value of the rouble is a major concern for many. During the last two years, the dollar fluctuated wildly. A dollar was worth RUB30.5 at the beginning of 2013, but in early December 2014, this figure briefly rose […]
January 24th, 2016
Asia Pacific was the world’s most dynamic region in consumer electronics over 2010-2015, recording a CAGR of almost 6.5% in volume sales. Over the same period, the region was also the second most dynamic globally in value sales terms with a 5% CAGR. With value sales exceeding US$303.6 billion in 2015, it is by far […]