Global smartphone sales reached 397 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), a one percent increase year-on-year.
Nearly two years of declining consumer confidence
No festive cheer as index notches up 20 consecutive months in negative territory
GfK’s latest Point of Sale (PoS) and quarterly Tech Consumer 360 data on the mobile phone market reveals that the Contract SIM-only (SIMO) category was the strongest performer in Q3, up 20% on the previous quarter.
GfK awarded both “Winner” and “Highly Commended” for the Research Live Award for Best Innovation, at the MRS Awards 2017.
When it comes to the factors that make up ‘the good life’, the top three most popular items according to the online population in the UK are good health, financial security and leisure time. Well over half of Britons also see a home you own, a happy marriage, travel for leisure, and control over one’s life as being part of the good life.
France leaps to second place for first time, since 2009, while UK regains ground to remain third and Japan enters top five for first time since 2011. USA is only country showing overall decline in 2017. Germany shows major gains in Governance, People, and Culture.
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index slipped by one point to -10 in October.
Confidence in personal finances declines but consumers are in defiant mood. GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased by one point to - 9 in September.
Increases in all five measures but is this a dead-cat bounce over the dog-days of summer?
Money Dashboard and GfK have today announced that they have joined forces to provide retailers and brands with insights into UK consumer spending patterns by category.
Expectations for the UK’s general economy over next 12 months drop five points