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DVB-T2 migration gives big boost to German set-top sales

Germany’s migration from the DVB-T digital-terrestrial TV standard to the more modern DVB-T2 format provided a bonanza for set-top box sales in the first half of this year, according to the latest figures released by consumer electronics industry association the GFU. According to the outfit’s Hemix home electronics market index for the two quarters to […]

Connected devices sales boost for Germany

Media-delivering consumer electronics goods including TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, smart home audio systems and game consoles led strong growth in the market for networked devices in Germany last year, according to consumer electronics association the GFU. Overall, the market for networked devices grew by about 9% to reach €4 billion last year, said the […]

TV and set-top sales fall in Germany

A drop in sales of TV sets and set-top boxes contributed to a decline in the German consumer electronics market in the first half of the year, according to figures compiled by consumer electronics retail association the GFU. Sales in the CE sector dropped by 2.5% overall to €12.337 billion. Sales in TV sets declined […]

Smart TV sales boost overall European market

Sales of smart TVs in Europe boosted the overall market for devices last year, with over 15 million smart units sold across 10 countries, 18.5% up on the previous year’s figures, according to statistics compiled by GfK for German consumer electronics trade organisation the GFU.  Overall sales of smart TVs amounted to €11.2 billion, up […]

Demand for larger screens lifts German TV market

The popularity of larger screens boosted German TV sales in 2014, but the value of sales fell year-on-year due to continued price erosion, according to figures released by consumer electronics trade organization the GFU. According to the GFU, TV sales were up 3.8% in terms of units shifted in 2014, with larger screen sizes of […]

Solid growth for German CE in 2014

Relatively strong Christmas sales helped deliver 2.5% year-on-year growth for the German consumer electronics business in 2014, with sales of TVs forecast to be stable this year.  The Christmas period saw CE sales rise by 2.3% to €8.5 billion, contributing to overall annual sales of €27.6 billion for the year, according to figures released by […]

German TV sales up but revenues slide

Germany should see sales of 8.2 million TV sets over the Christmas period, up 5% year-on-year, according to forecasts from consumer electronics industry association GFU. However, a fall in prices of TVs will lead to a slight fall in revenue of about 1.5% to €4.7 billion, according to the association. The GFU predicts that smart […]

Price decline offsets German TV sales growth

The World Cup gave a boost to sales of TVs in Germany in the first half of 2014, but the rise in units shipped was more than offset by a decline in prices, leading to a year-on-year fall in the value of the market of 1%, according to figures compiled by local consumer electronics association […]

Germans embracing smart TV, bigger screens

Two in five TVs in German homes are now smart devices, according to a study by consumer electronics trade body the GFU. The study found that 38% of homes have smart TVs, compared with 51% in Switzerland and 33% in Austria.  Over half – 51% – of German smart TV owners said that internet capability […]

Lower TV sales bring down German CE market

Lower TV sales led the German consumer electronics market to experience a top line decline of 2.6% last year, with a return to growth expected this year, according to consumer electronics association the GFU. According to the trade body, sales of consumer electronics goods amounted to €27 billion in 2013, down from €27.7 billion the […]