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    • 10/24/16
    • Automotive
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Singapore
    • English

    Increasing prevalence of two-wheelers drive tire sales across India: GfK

    India’s large and young population has been fueling the demand of two wheelers such as scooters and motorcycles, which continue to remain the most popular personal transportation mode in the country.
    • 10/20/16
    • Retail
    • Singapore
    • English

    Online marketplace sales of technical consumer goods in Korea surged 9 percent over last year

    E-commerce growth rate in the well-connected market of Korea is developing rapidly, with market value of online sales in the technical consumer goods sector growing at an even faster pace than the offline platform.
    • 10/19/16
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Singapore
    • English

    Radio listeners in Malaysia tune in nearly 15 hours weekly

    Radio listenership in Peninsular Malaysia remains high, with nearly the whole population or 19.9 million people aged 10 years and above listening in on a weekly frequency. Based on findings from the latest wave of GfK’s Radio Audience Measurement study, each listener spends an average of nearly 15 hours a week tuning in to the radio.
    • 10/11/16
    • Retail
    • Singapore
    • English

    APAC shoppers rank value for money as the top factor when choosing where to buy technical consumer goods—both online and offline

    – In today’s challenging physical and digital global retail environment, it is imperative for both online and offline retailers to not only carry a good assortment of products, but also include other accompanying after-sales offerings. According to the insights from a recent GfK study, the combination of these create the overall experience for the shopper and contribute to their sense of ‘value’ over and above price. 

    • 10/06/16
    • Automotive
    • Singapore
    • English

    Over 20 new players stir up the car tire scene of four key Southeast Asian cities in last two years

    The replacement car tire marketplace in four developing Southeast Asian countries have been attracting new entrants in the past two years, especially at the back of falling raw material prices. Since the beginning of 2015, 22 new brands have jumped onto the bandwagon in the key cities of Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia—the four key markets where GfK conducts Point of Sales tracking for car tires in ASEAN.
    • 09/07/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Singapore
    • English

    Southeast Asian households continue to trade up their major domestic appliances

    Rising affluence and consumer sophistication in developing Southeast Asia is contributing to the positive sales trends of the major domestic appliances sector in this region. In the last 12 months period from July 2015 to June 2016, over 20 million air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators valued at over USD 6 billion were sold in seven key SEA markets—representing 2.9 and 1.9 percent sales units and value growth respectively compared to the same period a year ago.
    • 08/23/16
    • Home and Living
    • Consumer Life
    • Singapore
    • English

    Overall size and layout, and storage space are most desired home improvement areas for APAC consumers

    When it comes to what aspect of their home people would most like to improve, nearly two in every five across Asia Pacific would most like to change the overall size and layout/dimensions of their homes, if they could.
    • 07/13/16
    • Connected Consumer
    • Singapore
    • English

    Over four in five APAC online consumers access the internet daily on their smartphones: GfK

    With the escalating penetration of smartphones and improving internet infrastructure across APAC, the mobile device has become consumers’ primary gateway to the internet.
    • 07/05/16
    • Automotive
    • GfK & tire retail tracking
    • Singapore
    • English

    Rising demand for imported cars drives sales of bigger rims car tires in Taipei

    The mounting preference for imported cars by Taiwanese consumers has been helping to propel the sales of larger passenger car tires in Taipei in the past one year. GfK point of sales tracking of replacement car tires in this region reported nearly 8 percent sales volume growth for above 16 inch car tires in January to May this year when compared against the same period last year.
    • 06/28/16
    • Automotive
    • Singapore
    • English

    Almost all car owners in Myanmar bought a used car: GfK

     With the opening up of the Myanmar economy, automotive is one of the many industries significantly impacted by new government regulations as rising car ownership is driving rapid developments in the sector’s infrastructure and related markets.
    • 06/21/16
    • Consumer Life
    • Singapore
    • English

    Chinese consumers are top globally for wanting to be 'reachable' at all times

    Over half of the online connected population (56 percent) in China—the highest internationally—are in strong agreement1 with the statement “To me, it is important to always be reachable wherever I am,”. Only 3 percent—the second lowest of all markets surveyed—strongly1 disagree with the same statement. This makes China the top nation in Asia Pacific and globally with the pro- “always reachable” mindset.
    • 06/15/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Singapore
    • English

    Strong surge in ownership of air-conditioners in Metro Manila households

    The hot tropical climate in the Philippines is driving up demand for air cooling appliance in metro Manila, with households in this region owning more units of air conditioners and electric fans to cool down their homes.