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Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Europe study for the fourth quarter of 2015
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased two points to +4 in January.
Sales increase by 1.1 percent in organic terms
Sales rise by 6.3 percent compared with the previous year to approximately €1,544 million
Adjusted operating income increases by €9 million to approximately €188 million
Margin of 12.1 percent (previous year: 12.3 percent)
Radio Broadcasters Association (RBA) commissioned GfK to perform the official radio research in New Zealand.
Consumer mood has changed only slightly in January of this year, while the consumer climate has remained stable. Following a value of 9.4 points in January, the overall indicator is still forecasting 9.4 points for February. While both economic expectations and willingness to buy have risen by a small amount, income expectations have suffered losses.
Women spend an average of almost five hours a week on personal grooming (bathing, shaving, dressing, hair, make-up), while men spend just over three hours. What motivates people to try to look their best?
Paris has pushed London off the top spot to win back the number one place as the highest rated city in 2015, out of a total of 50 cities. Sydney, which had been in the top three since 2011, falls back to fourth place, overtaken by New York, as well as Paris.
GfK’s latest analyses of the Chinese market shows that China produced 109 million outbound tourists in 2015 – with retail spend of US$229 billion. This consolidates China’s position as one of the top global sources of tourists, in terms of both number of trips and money spent during international travel.
At the same time, there have been profound changes in the behavior of the typical Chinese traveler, with Chinese Millennials firmly established as the core drivers of China’s outbound tourism spending.
Consumer mood is improving as the end of the year approaches. After four declines in a row, the consumer climate is rising again slightly. The overall indicator is forecasting 9.4 points for January 2016 compared with 9.3 points in December.
Germans are poised to enjoy a nominal purchasing power increase of €430 per person in the coming year. This is one of the findings of GfK's new study, GfK Purchasing Power Germany 2016. The GfK data shows significant differences in how this purchasing power is regionally distributed.
With the pressure of Christmas shopping already underway, GfK has released findings from a 22-country survey looking at the major causes of stress in people's daily lives. Money, self-pressure and lack of sleep are the top three major causes of stress internationally.