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  • EU consumer climate at a nine-year peak
    • 04/19/17
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    EU consumer climate at a nine-year peak

    The positive mood among European consumers has continued into the first quarter of 2017. At the end of December 2016, the consumer climate for the 28 EU countries had already risen to its highest level since January 2008. In January 2017, it further climbed by two points to 19.9 points, before settling at a level of 18.9 in March.

  • Higher inflation dampens consumer climate
    • 03/23/17
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    Higher inflation dampens consumer climate

    Consumer sentiment in Germany sends mixed signals in March. While economic expectation and the propensity to buy picked up again after a decline in the previous month, income expectations fell slightly. Because propensity to save also rose again in March, the consumer climate prognosis in April is 9.8 points, and thus slightly lower than the 10.0 points in March.

  • Majority of internet users read books either daily or at least once a week
    • 03/23/17
    • Media and Entertainment
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    • Global Study
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    Majority of internet users read books either daily or at least once a week

    Nearly 60 percent of the online population across 17 countries read books either daily or at least once a week. China has highest percentage of “every day” book readers. Netherlands and South Korea tie for the highest percentage who say they never read books. Women are more likely to be avid book readers than men.

  • European optics market records over €17 billion in 2016
    • 03/06/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Point of Sales Tracking
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    European optics market records over €17 billion in 2016

    GfK’s sales tracking of four key European retail optics markets (Italy, France, Spain and Germany), shows a turnover of €17.6 billion for total year 2016. This is a sales value growth of 0.9 percent compared to the previous year. GfK released the findings at the international MIDO 2017 trade fair in Milan.

  • Vehicle features: Latest driver tech ‘very important’ to 1 in 3 people across 17 countries
    • 02/24/17
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    • Global Study
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    Vehicle features: Latest driver tech ‘very important’ to 1 in 3 people across 17 countries

    GfK, has released findings showing which vehicle features, from a given list, people see as being ‘very important’ in a vehicle. 

  • German consumer optimism declines slightly
    • 02/23/17
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    German consumer optimism declines slightly

    After a splendid start into 2017, con-sumer confidence in Germany suffers a minor setback in February. Both economic and income expectations, as well as propensity to buy are expected to decline. The consumer climate forecast for March is at 10.0 points following a level of 10.2 in February.

  • EU consumer climate at its highest level in nine years
    • 02/09/17
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    EU consumer climate at its highest level in nine years

    Results of the GfK Consumer Climate Europe study for the fourth quarter of 2016

  • Smartphone market up 6.6 percent year-on-year in 2016
    • 02/08/17
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    Smartphone market up 6.6 percent year-on-year in 2016

    Continued 4G expansion in China, plus accelerating growth in Russia, drove global demand over the year. Smartphone sales in 4Q16 totaled 391 million units globally, up six percent year-on-year. All regions except Western Europe saw year-on-year growth in 4Q16.

  • Consumer mood remains positive – GfK consumer forecast for 2016 proved accurate
    • 01/26/17
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    Consumer mood remains positive – GfK consumer forecast for 2016 proved accurate

    Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Study for Germany for January 2017

  • Consumer climate index to enjoy a strong start to the new year
    • 12/23/16
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    Consumer climate index to enjoy a strong start to the new year

    Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Study for Germany for December 2016

  • Generosity lives: Four in ten people help others a minimum of once a month
    • 11/30/16
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    • Global Study
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    Generosity lives: Four in ten people help others a minimum of once a month

    Mexico, USA and Netherlands lead for populations who help others a minimum of once a month. Men slightly ahead of women overall, while 20-29 year olds lead across age groups.

  • Consumer climate stabilizes at the end of the year
    • 11/24/16
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    Consumer climate stabilizes at the end of the year

    Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Study for Germany for November 2016

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