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    • 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.

    • 05/19/16
    • Press
    • Home Appliances
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Singapore
    • English

    Heightening demand for TVs and major home appliances in Myanmar in first quarter of 2016

    Latest study commissioned by GfK Asia in the country’s Mandalay and Yangon regions reflected consecutive monthly growth in adoption of flat screen TVs, washing machines and air-conditioners in the first three months of 2016.
    • 05/11/16
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Singapore
    • English

    UHD TV market size in APAC more than doubled in the last year

    Amid a slightly weakened TV market in the Asia Pacific region in the first three months of the year, a shining star in the form of the UHD/4K segment turned in a stellar performance.
    • 05/10/16
    • Technology
    • Connected Consumer
    • Singapore
    • English

    Hong Kong continues to be the world’s most “connected” population in 2016

    The new GfK Connected Consumer Index is a ranking of 78 countries and eight world regions that provides fast and direct comparison of how highly connected each population is.
    • 05/03/16
    • Press
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Singapore
    • English

    Half of APAC internet users purchased a consumer electronic product online in the past year

    The explosion of digital devices and proliferation of internet have shaken the path to purchase as consumers have, and are still in the process of altering the way they shop. The changing trend is particularly evident today in emerging markets in Asia Pacific—forecasted by GfK to be the fastest growing region in the world for smartphone sales in 2016.  
    • 04/27/16
    • Consumer Life
    • Singapore
    • English

    Hong Kong is only country with majority ‘save now’ mindset

    More than one in every four online consumers in Hong Kong say they ‘disagree completely’  with the notion of enjoying life today and worrying about savings and investments later—the highest level among all countries surveyed globally - and a further one in four ‘disagree somewhat’.