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Trends and Forecasting

Today’s speed to market of new offerings and shortening product lifecycles place a unique pressure on businesses to stay ahead.  Consumer purchasing behavior is shifting more rapidly than ever.

To succeed, businesses need accurate sales forecasts -- based on robust analysis -- and the most up-to-date purchasing and market trends.

We deliver detailed forecasts of consumer demand for technology devices, as well as global technology market trends. 

Our forecasts are built using the world’s largest sample of point of sales data, combined with our global expertise and local knowledge. This combination provides our clients uniquely granular and timely forecasts of future demand – forecasting what products consumers will purchase, in what volume, at what price, and where.  

Forecasting for investors and capital markets

Institutional investors face pressure to perform. To succeed, businesses need visibility to significant trends at the earliest stage(s). Businesses need to acquire reliable and compliant information on where to invest. 

We provide investors with robust forecasts using the world’s largest sample of point of sales data. We predict and document turning points in consumer demand, providing regular, detailed company analyses on technology hardware, semiconductor and consumer durable companies. 

Our forecasts allow investors to make successful recommendations backed up by credible and compliant sources.

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    • 12/04/18
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Belgium
    • English

    Belgium Black Friday sales: 2018 vs 2017

    Black Friday sales in Belgium increased by 31,5% in value and 21,7 % in units this year, compared to Black Friday 2017. The best performing category was IT, with a market share of 29,3%. Online sales increased 48,4% and traditional sales increased 26,9%.

    • 11/02/18
    • Retail
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Belgium
    • English

    What do Black Fridays of the past tell us about the present?

    Read about the rise of Black Friday, and how this event affects sales in the rest of the quarter. Our Head of Retail, Michael McLaughlin, will tell you more in his new article.
    • 09/03/18
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Belgium
    • English

    Belgian holidays: relaxation and culture in vogue

    What does the Belgian do on vacation? The latest ABTO Travel Trends Report shows that the heat wave pushed Belgian holidaymakers more towards beaches and water parks - but there was also a return of cultural activities: no less than 77% of Belgians on vacation plan at least one cultural activity.
    • 04/19/18
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Belgium
    • English

    Consumer sentiment in Europe stayed cautiously optimistic for Q1

    In the first quarter of 2018, consumer sentiment in Europe remained at a relatively stable level, despite slight declines after the overall upward trend seen throughout 2017. At the end of the quarter, the GfK Consumer Climate for the 28 EU stood at 20.6 points, compared to 21.1 points in December – but is still higher than at the same time last year. For 2018, GfK predicts an increase in private household consumer spending in the European Union, from 1.5 to 2 percent in real terms.
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