In this report we present a status report on the total Consumer Electronics Worldwide landscape, market outlook and competitive situation, building on over 25 years’ continuous worldwide research in CE and related Media sectors.
Overall CE market growth has dried up as the smartphone boom has flattened, convergence takes it toll and competition squeezes prices in mature product sectors.
Emerging Markets - which have driven growth in recent years - saw a slowdown in 2015 whilst Brexit (UK leaving the EU) may be an additional negative factor in terms of economic growth and CE demand.
On the plus side, Wearables are hot, also Wireless Speakers and Headphones, driven by mobile music and streaming services.
Automotive Infotainment remains a steady growth sector, linked to global vehicle production and increasing technology value embedded in cars.