As we arrive at the third edition of CE China next week, the global technical consumer goods industry finds itself in excellent health, despite a relatively slow start to the year, according to market research organisation GfK.
The recent IFA Global Press Conference in Rome highlighted the strength of virtually all sectors of the industry – TVs, mobile devices, wearables, smart home, major domestic appliances and small appliances. Only the PC sector continues to see a drop in sales year-onyear, as the smartphone takes over some of the functionality of the PC in previous years. On a global scale, prices have been rising faster than volumes in most sectors, as consumers look for higher quality and more functionality in their products.
This year’s CE China will again be a great “mirror reflection” of the global industry, enabling industry professionals from across Asia to obtain all the information they need in order to set their roadmap for the coming months and years.