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Key Electronics Trends for 2017

by January 9th, 2017

2016 was a robust year for manufacturers and retailers, which was primarily driven by newer categories such as wearables and wireless speakers. Innovations in mature product categories like laptops and TVs prevented a downward spiral in sales. As the connected generation continues to expand, electronics companies and retailers will be looking to further engage consumers in […]

Mexico Electronics Industry to Face Turbulence if NAFTA Breaks Up

by December 12th, 2016

Mexico is one of the largest electronics production hubs outside of Asia Pacific. In 2015, Mexico produced consumer and business electronics equivalent to USD46.6 billion, the 10th position in production value globally. Mexico’s electronics industry grew strongly in recent years, recording a 4% value CAGR over 2010-2015. However, with potentially changing US policy regarding free […]

Popular Gifts in Consumer Electronics and Toys and Games During the Holiday Season

by and November 24th, 2016

  Smaller products like wearables and wireless speakers are expected to lead sales for consumer electronics this holiday season. 2016 will be the year for fashion-focused wearables from watchmakers like Fossil and Titan. Speakers from brands like JBL and Ultimate Ears are also popular gift options, particularly for the millennials. Within video games, consoles will […]

Analyst Insights on Black Friday Trends for 2016

by , , , , , and November 23rd, 2016

Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving Day in the US, with a lot of workers choosing to take the day off to spend a long weekend with their families. Retailers have sought to take advantage of this by slashing prices in order to attract bargain hunters, but consumers don’t need to wait until Friday to […]

Changing Industry Patterns – New Opportunities for Western Electronics Companies

by November 3rd, 2016

The Western Electronics industry has long suffered, with poor prospects since production relocation to Asia intensified in the 2000s. This was a major gain for countries like China, which saw its electronics/electrics industry increasing by 13 times to US$2.4 trillion over 2000-2015. However, with the influence of cheap labour in this country fading and hardware […]

Introduction to Euromonitor Quarterly Global FMCG Industry Forecasts

by and October 19th, 2016

In Q3 2016, the global economic outlook declined as mounting uncertainty in Europe, the UK and the US outweighed any boost from the BRICs. This quarter, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) forecast growth revisions from Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model generally point to marginal retail sales downgrades through 2020.