GfK Asia

SEA laptop market hits US$2.2bil in first 9mths of 2014: GfK
Despite recent technological advancements in mobile devices and consumer trends shifting towards the latest portable products, sales of mobile computers managed to hit nearly 4.9 milllion units in South-East Asia’s six key markets in the first three quarters of this year.
SEA smartphone sales exceed US$16.4bil in past 12mths: GfK
Smartphone ownership continues on its uptrend across South-East Asia, raising total sales in the last 12 months in the seven markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia to a high of nearly 120 million units.
Singaporeans love online shopping, shoes and clothing most popular: GfK
Singaporeans are well known to be avid shoppers and with the proliferation of the Internet and deepening penetration of smart mobile devices, online shopping has become a viable and popular option for many.
Smartwatches set for prime time: GfK
According to the January and February 2014 reports from global market research firm GfK, which started tracking retail sales of smartwatches this year, the smartwatch market was already worth around US$345,000 in the first two months of 2014.
Smartphones drive down digital camera sales in Singapore: GfK
Compact system cameras, also known as mirrorless cameras, turned in a positive performance in 2013, garnering 2.6% growth in volume sales over 2012 amidst a downsizing trend in the overall digital still camera (DSC) market in Singapore.
In SEA, laptops and tablets see uptrend in sales: GfK
In the last 12 months, demand for laptops and tablets grew to hit combined sales of nearly 14.2 million across six of the region’s key markets – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines – reflecting a 32% growth in volume sales compared to the previous year.
108mil+ phones sold in SEA, 42mil of them smartphones
Consumers in South-East Asia continue to snap up mobile handsets at a rapid pace, with the smartphone segment moving at hyperspace speed, according to the latest survey findings from GfK Asia.
Social media driving South-East Asia’s Wi-Fi enabled camera market
The proliferation of social media along with rising popularity for Internet-connected devices has hit another electronic gadget which is seeing surging adoption across South-East Asia, according to market research firm GfK.
SEA device market grows 12% in value and 26% in volume
In January to September this year, consumers across six key markets in South-East Asia spent over US$4.72 billion on nearly 8.8 million tablets and laptops, reflecting a growth of 12% in value and 26% in volume compared to the same period last year.
SEA mobile phones market grows 24% over last 12mths
In the last 12 month, sales of over 118 million units across the seven key markets in the region—Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines – brought the total worth of the mobile phone sector to more almost US$137 billion, according to the latest results from GfK Asia.
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