Online spendings increase with 10 percent in the first six months of 2017 to a total of 4.9 billion €
GfK and Ancienne Belgique have come to an agreement to analyze the the Belgian concertgoers to attract more potential visitors to the broad range of concerts hosted there.
Welcome to the retail reports for the second quarter of 2017! Would you like to know the latest evolutions in the non-food market?
The second quarter of 2017 ended with a small decline of 1.3% in non-food sales, compared to the same period last year. Nevertheless, looking at the period from January until June, we still end on a positive note with a growth of 1.5% in the non-food market.
With a value of €185m and 870,000 units sold, the CE market did not manage to exceed last year’s performance.
During the second quarter of 2017 the IT and Office Equipment market decreased in value by almost 5%, for a total value close to €440m. For the first half of 2017, the decline was -1.1% for a total value of €940m.
With a turnover of €300m, the telecom business passed the test and increased by +3.4%. The one factor to blame for this slowdown is the most important product within the Telecom Market, the smartphone, which only gained a tiny 1%.
After many quarters of continuous growth, the MDA market has come to a standstill in Q2. A modest year-to-date growth is nevertheless retained. However, a wide dissimilarity between the categories is noticed this quarter. While the washing category fell dramatically, cooling companies showed great expansion.
The Belgian market for Small Domestic Appliances shows a small decrease (-2%) for the period from April to June 2017. Most product groups show a decline, only a few showed positive results.
Decline of physical entertainment market slows down - but music downloads, DVDs, hybrid toys, portable console gaming and boxed PC games continue to decline unabated.
Print book sales in Flanders grow by 1.5% while in Wallonia revenues were down 2%.
Good news coming from the Fashion market, where we ended Q2 2017 without growth or loss compared to the same quarter in 2016.