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The overall Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) market in Western Europe achieved a sales volume of €56.3 billion in Q4 2012. This corresponds to an increase of 1 percent compared to the previous year. According to GfK TEMAX® Western Europe, with sales of €190.7 billion in 2012, the total year showed slight growth of 0.2 percent. The different countries within Western Europe experienced mixed developments.